Mediterraneo from Courbet to Monet and Matisse
by Marco Goldin
Genoa, Palazzo Ducale
November 27, 2010
May 1, 2011 strong>
The exhibition at Palazzo Ducale want to study, using about 80 paintings from museums and collections around the world, this journey into the magical color, so that Van Gogh wrote: "Color changing, you never know if it's green or purple, you never know if it's blue, because the second after changing reflection has taken on a shade of pink or gray. "Yet the coast of the French Mediterranean prevailed with considerable delay in the perception of the landscape painters had at this beginning of the nineteenth century, just at the moment when Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes published his famous treatise on the representation of nature. Persisted the idea that the notion of the Mediterranean was close to the sense of antiquity and the Roman world in the first place. So the reference to the Italian coast, as Members of this go back to the old places, dominated the paint.