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Giovanni Romagnoli. L'eterna giovinezza del colore. 1893-1976

From: 12/12/2014 - To: 11/02/2015

Palazzo d'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6 - Bologna

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Date of last update: 12/02/2015, 19:01


monographic exhibition
cycle of conferences "Cultural Dialogues at Palazzo D’Accursio"


Palazzo d'Accursio
Sala d’Ercole, Manica Lunga, Sala Farnese
12 December 2014 - 11 February 2015


The Association Bologna per le Arti pays homage to the painter and sculptor Giovanni Romagnoli (Faenza 1893 – Bologna 1976) with a major retrospective curated by Stella Ingino.
The exhibition, which will take place at Sala d’Ercole, Manica Lunga and Sala Farnese inside Palazzo D’Accursio, reconstructs the artistic career of the painter through paintings and sculptures coming from museums and private collections: a rich selection – curated by the scientific committee of the Association-, enrichened by the presence of numerous and significant unpublished works, in order to tell “an unusual artist, far from cultural and artistic debates of his own epoque, whose works, between dream and reality, look suspended in time”.

The exhibition is enrichened by a special section where the private letters and the shots of the great photographer Nino Migliori show the most intimate and secret side of Romagnoli.
Many works come from loans by MAMbo – the Modern Art Museum of Bologna, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna and the Banca Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna.
During the exhibition, inside Cappella Farnese will be organized the “Cultural Dialogues at Palazzo D'Accursio”, a series of meetings and conferences with the participation of teachers, art critics, curators and experts that will investigate Giovanni Romagnoli's poetry and will reconstruct his own personal and artistic experience throughout more than 50 years of activity - DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME (in Italian)
Organized with the collaboration of the City Council of Bologna, the exhibition has got the sponsorship of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, of the Region Emilia- Romagna, of the Province of Bologna and the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna.
Giovanni Romagnoli (Faenza 1893 -Bologna 1976) - Romagnoli attended the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna; got the Curlandese Award (1917 and 1923) and the Baruzzi Award (1920 and 1923). He consecutively won from 1917 to 1922 the prize “Francesco Francia”, and he participated in three editions of the Secessione and to the first Biennale di Roma. In 1921 he exhibited nine works at the Primaverile Fiorentina. Moreover, he participated in different editions of the Biennale di Venezia and in 1924 he won the second prize at the International Exhibition of the Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute, where he was a teacher in 1926 and in 1930-31. In 1935 he exhibited at the second edition of the Quadriennale di Roma in a room of his own. In 1961 an anthologic exhibition was dedicated to him.

  • From: 12/12/2014
  • To: 11/02/2015

daily from 10am to 6.30pm (last admission at 6pm). Closed on 25/12/2014 and on 01/01/2015.

During ART CITY Bologna: Friday 23 January 10am-8pm; Saturday 24 January 10am - midnight; Sunday 25 January 10am - 8pm

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