12 October 2003 – 7 March 2004 | Conegliano Palazzo Sarcinelli
a cura di Marco Goldin e Rochelle Keene
A very important exhibition event that is associated with the major exhibition of Treviso. For the first time come out of that distant country the works of French art dating from the mid nineteenth century to the first decades of the next century, and in the museums of South Africa Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth and Pietermaritzburg. Conegliano hosts then 80 works, including paintings and works on paper of that fabulous time in France saw the emergence of the Barbizon school first, then impressionism and impressionism of the various currents that drew their own moves. Most of the works collected in museums today South Africans arrived, thanks to donations from wealthy families who bought in Europe, mainly in the first three decades of the twentieth century. What emerges is a large fresco, unique for the audience not only Italian but global in the true sense, the best of French art, such as to include almost all the big names known to the pubblico.â? ¨ The exhibition is divided in three large chapters. In the first space are painters such as Corot, Daubigny, Millet, Diaz, Huet, Harpignies, Dupré, but also Rousseau, Delacroix, Gericault, Puvis de Chavannes, how to say all those who, before the time impressionist, were able to get away from the wording of 'Academy. Time impressionist works in the exhibition is accompanied by very beautiful Fantin-Latoru, Degas, Boudin, Jongkind, Guillaumin, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, Van Gogh, with the counterpoint of the sculptures and watercolors by Rodin very sensitive. â? ¨ Finally, the third chapter gives way to those artists who have been able to consolidate its own poetics. And here names such as Signac, Vuillard and Bonnard. In short, absolutely unique opportunity not to be missed.