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June 9 @ 10:00 - July 14 @ 19:00
A large group of women painters animates the last group exhibition before the summer break. Distant by training, origin, era; different in terms of expressive languages, technical choices, personalities, the plurality of these looks allows to discover an infinite number of stories and narratives. The exhibited works represent different genres and contents, closely linked to the characteristics of the individual artistic personalities. Three works by Carol Rama (Turin 1918 – 2015) stand out in the exhibition – a mixed technique on masonite with atypical colors (1968), a watermark paper with little plumbs applications (1965) and a pastel with rubber seals (1974) – as well as the works, similar to those of Rama in the tormented creative flair, of the iconic Dora Maar (Paris 1907 – 1997), reductively known as the Picasso’s muse.
Diametrically opposite is the measured and discreet painting of Emmalisa Senin (Este, Padua 1914 – Bologna 1995), whose portrait of a sleeping child recalls intimate and delicate atmospheres. Just as strongly evocative are the interiors and still lifes of Luisa Albert (1969), whose gentle and at the same time penetrating approach to the life of everyday things makes the objects seem to dialogue with each other. The original “declinations of water” by the Danish artist Birgitte Lykke Madsen (Odense 1960) are also intensely evocative.
Of historical interest is the Futurist pastel made in 1934 by Marisa Mori (Florence 1900 – 1985), one of the few women officially admitted to the second generation of the Futurist movement, from which, however, she will firmly and definitively take distance with the enactment of the racial laws.
On display also the works by Zhang Hongmei (1973), considered by critics a sort of poetess of colour, standard-bearer of Chinese female creative pride, and a group of Russian female painters from the Moscow and St. Petersburg schools – including Maya Kopitzeva ( Gagra, Georgia 1924 – St. Petersburg 2005), Olga Bogaevskaja (St. Petersburg 1916 – 2000), Nadezhda Vorobieva (Moscow 1924 – 2011), Marina Uspenskaya (Moscow 1925 – 2007), Klara Vlasova (Moscow 1926 – 2022) – able to, regardless of the subjects, tell stories that are very close yet distant, times gone by, silences, everyday life filtered by the magic of painting.