Works on Paper from Italy in the 1900s

Works on Paper from Italy in the 1900s
#Exhibitions

Often taking a backseat to sculpture and painting, drawing now claims its legitimate place thanks to an exhibition at the Museo del Novecento. Entitled Chi Ha Paura del Disegno? - a deliberate provocation - ironic regarding the lack of cultural import given to drawing, which, here, enjoys a sort of autonomous value with an itinerary that presents works in an unexpected light. The event offers the public a look at around one-hundred works which are representative of Italian artists during the XX Century, from Boccioni to Paolini, from Agnetti to Schifano. They are on loan from the prestigious Ramo Collection, one of the largest private gatherings of works on paper from the XX Century, begun by the Milanese businessman Pino Rabolini, on display in public for the first time. With its approximately 600 works, the collection follows the works on paper of the major protagonists of history’s avant-garde right up to the start of the 1990s, hoping to testify to the importance of Italian art during the last century. The selection is based on transverse themes - from abstract art to the history of ancient art - embracing numerous historical periods subsequently.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano