TEL AVIV.- The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
holds numerous works by important Italian artists―several of which are presently on show.
Gino Severini is represented by one of his famous Futurist paintings from
c. 1915, the portrait of Mrs. Meyer-See, a socialite and the wife of a well-known London art dealer, as well as by Dancers at Monico's (c. 1910), reflecting the influence of Neo-Impressionism, and Still Life with Mandolin (1918), a characteristic example of his variant of Cubism.
Giorgio de Chirico is currently represented by two works from 1955―Antique Horses, and The Philosopher and the Poet, related to this artist's friendship with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire; among the works by Massimo Campigli Young Girl (1930), is especially notable, as is the Amedeo Modigliani portrait of actor Gaston Modot (1918); Giorgio Morandi's characteristic Still Life (1951) is a good example from his large series of similar compositions.
Contemporary art is represented by Alighiero Boetti's embroidery piece in which words and text are combined in a methodical manner; by the Transavanguardia artists Mimmo Paladino―with a huge relief-sculpture, Sandro Chia―with an environmental sculpture situated at the entrance to the Museum, and Enzo Cucchi―with a monumental painting, and a mosaic created especially for the Museum's sculpture garden, among other works. In Claudio Parmiggiani's Untitled (2002), dust and soot are used to make the absence of books a presence.