9 November 2002 – 30 March2003 | Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi
curated by M. Goldin
Impressionism and the age of Van Gogh, is a logical extension of what came to a halt at the date of 1874, when, in the middle of April, it inaugurated the first, famous impressionist exhibition at the Paris studio of the photographer Nadar. â? ¨ is then traced the time that elapses between the first exposure and its the last one, the eighth of 1886, which already marks a crucial step accomplished, with the work of Signac and Seurat especially. That exhibition was visited by Van Gogh, who was extremely impressed, and this strong bond is born, in this review of Treviso, just "the age of Van Gogh," as the second part of the title. 1890, year of the death of the Dutch painter, and chronological date of closing of the show, it is really like a gap between a world first and then a world of later.â? There are about 120, including paintings and sculptures, works on all five continents convened in Treviso to witness the absolute wealth determined by the revolution of a new art. This is a great event for Italy, the biggest exhibition ever devoted to impressionism in our country as a whole, which is configured as an event of international significance.Many are the masterpieces that aligns the exhibition, beginning with what is one of the icons of all modern art, the unforgettable image of the Sower Van Gogh, in its most extensive and recognized. Work that alone may be worth the trip to Treviso, especially when you consider that this painting is no longer exposed for forty years. But it is certainly not the only case, if you think the names that are included in the exhibition: Boudin, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas, Caillebotte, Morisot, Fantin-Latour, Bernard, Cassatt, Guillaumin, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh, to mention only the best known and collected over the years all happy with their paint. Landscapes, still lifes and portraits: nothing has been overlooked in the best way to create the right of an era, and a climate that have now become legend. It will contribute to the creation of everything, for the first time in exhibitions of the House of Carrara, also the entrance to the sculpture, with a substance difficult to compare. First, in the second of the five sections in which for clarity is organized the exhibition, the Dancer, Aged Fourteen Degas exhibited in the Impressionist exhibition of 1881, and that is another of loans outstanding visible in Treviso. But then the entire fourth section is devoted to Rodin, who has been called "I sculptor of Impressionism" and certainly the most important sculptor of the nineteenth century. It will be evident the spirit that unites his work to that of some of the painters, although inter alia, that Monet and Rodin exhibited together in a memorable exhibition in Paris in 1889.