Mario Mafai

21 october 2005 – 13 January 2006 | Museo di Santa Giulia

A choice of over thirty works of this exhibition dedicated to Mario Mafai (1902-1965), one of the most fascinating figures of Italian art between the two world wars. Through paintings of absolute value, it is possible to go through the whole of his painting, the series of demolitions to flowers, to the Roman landscapes, with their often lurid light and dark. The reality Mafai has long suggested through its ruins, a symbol of the strong thermal decomposition existential, is resolved in the abstract phase of his work, as indicated by the titles of his last works: at the end you have to Clear the memory (1959) and paint only what remains (1960), or the Solitude (1961).