Six bolognesi antique dealers (Antichità Santoro, Bottegantica, Fondantico, Galleria d’arte del caminetto, I Volpini, Maurizio Nobile) are attending the exhibition Felsina Antiquaria. Dipinti, disegni, arredi e sculture a Bologna, curated by Marco Riccòmini from November 11th 2016 until January 8th 2017 in Museo della Sanità e dell’Assistenza, Via Clavature 8 in Bologna, next to Oratorio della Vita. This exhibition is characterized by the desire to make known the fascinating and various world of antiques to a larger audience of public that - generally quite shily - crosses the threshod of a gallery. Every art dealer has made available his own selection of works that reflects his aesthetic choices, history, taste and modus operandi in the fascinating art market.
What's in the exhibition
Antichità Santoro, by Mara and Pierdario, deals with neoclassic decor and watches (furniture, objects and paintings) among which an outstanding decimal clock bisque depicting a fountain, made shortly after the French revolution. Its clock hands and the numbers, in red and blue, show the will to create correlation between the calculation of traditional time and the one introduced by the revolution. Bottegantica by Enzo Savoia is specialized in italian paintings of 19th and early 20th century. Among eight paintings there is Boldini (Ferrara 1842 - Parigi 1931), with “Madre e figlia a teatro” (1885). Fondantico by Tiziana Sassoli is traditionally considered as a reference point for the bolognese and Emiliani paintings. In the exhibition there is a pair of art works inspired to the mythological world Venere e Adone and La toeletta di Venere by Giovanni Battista Bolognini (Bologna 1611 – 1688), talented student of Guido Reni. Galleria d’arte del caminetto by Maria Zauli deals with paintings, sculptures and drawings, from 16th to 20th century. In the exhibition an interesting ’Ultima Cena by Lorenzo Garbieri (Bologna 1582 - 1654), learner of Ludovico Carracci. Evelina e Leonardo by art gallery I Volpini love the Biedermeier period and a very particular oval desk of Biedermeier period can be admired. Maurizio Nobile, that deals with paintings, drawings and sculptures from 16th to 20th century exhibits a Natura morta con personaggio by Abraham Brueghel (Anversa 1631 – Napoli 1697), painted in collaboration with Guillaume Courtois, called “il Borgognone” (Saint-Hippolyte 1628 – Roma 1679).
Exhibition and catalogue by Marco Riccòmini - Scientific Coordination Laura Marchesini