A Journey through the 1900s with Achille Funi

A Journey through the 1900s with Achille Funi
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Milan rediscovers a master of the 1900s in a highly-awaited exhibition - painter, sculptor, architect, illustrator and scenographer, as well as the director of the Accademia Carrara of Bergamo and of the Accademia di Brera, Achille Funi fully experienced the ferment of Italian art in the first half of the XX Century. Well-known masterpieces and recently rediscovered works retrace the entire adventure, focusing on the paintings, the heart of the work of this artist from Ferrara. Next to the works of Funi are the works of his illustrious companions, such as Mario Sironi, Piero Marussig, Carlo Carrà, Leonardo Dudreville, who shared in the intense artistic season that grew up around the magazine “Novecento” by Margherita Sarfatti. After the exciting years of Futurism, Funi and his circle were the protagonists of a return to the balance of tradition, which is best expressed in the renewal of figurative painting and the classic canons of visual representation. The itinerary of the exhibition highlights the evolution of the master from the avant-garde to his more mature creations, passing through milestones such as Giovinetta, Marinetti. Lussuria Velocità, Autoritratto con Brocca Blu, Una Persona e Due Età, arriving at his fascinating unseen works and others that are rarely exhibited. Don’t miss the pastel boards for the frescoes of the Church of San Francesco in Tripoli and the films of the Istituto Luce, rare audio-visual documents of the life of the artist.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano