The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 28, 2014


A new venue for the important collections of the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art
Veduta di Verona dalla Torre dei Lamberti. Photo: Lorenzo Ceretta.
VERONA.- In the spring of 2014, Verona’s Palazzo della Ragione will be reopening its doors both for the Veronese and for an international public, not just because of its value as a historical building but also for its new role as the venue of the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art.

With its new entrance at the top of the monumental Scala della Ragione stairway in Corte del Mercato Vecchio, Palazzo della Ragione, together with the famous Torre dei Lamberti tower, will form a harmonious architectural grouping, each part of which can be visited.

This renovated, spectacular series of buildings is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It is the result of many centuries of stratification from antiquity to today and will further enrich the international image of Verona as a centre of art and visual culture.

This reopening to both the local and the general public is the result of an important interaction between Verona city council, the Fondazione Cariverona and its sister foundation for culture and the arts, the Fondazione Domus.

This programmatic agreement has led to the reopening of the building together with the extraordinary collection that Achille Forti donated to the city: for the Veronese first of all, but also for the wider public visiting Verona for its music, opera, and theatre, thus contributing to keeping its cultural status alive and healthy.

The Gallery’s important works of art, together with those of the two Foundations, will be exhibited for the first time for the reopening, with a selection of works from the city’s collections from 1840 to 1940.

For this new start and for the creation of a special exhibition arrangement, a new artistic director has been engaged, Luca Massimo Barbero, who will fill the monumental rooms of the building with extraordinary paintings and surprising sculptures that recount the history of the Veronese collections and their relationship with the city.

Barbero says, “It will be interesting to discover the great and enigmatic Veronese Risorgimento through Francesco Hayez’ Meditazione or to rediscover such city emblems as Dante, a bronze by Ugo Zannoni, which directly refers to Verona’s history. Just as interesting will be to glimpse the birth of twentieth century art avant-gardes in Le Bagnanti by Giorgio Morandi, or note the arrival of Felice Casorati in Verona, an artist whose enthusiasm for the Venetian Secession movements rubbed off on the city. The public will be amazed by the surprising quality of artists working in Verona in the 1920s and 1930s, artists who learned from contemporary avant-garde experiences, or by the masterpiece by Arturo Martini which closes the show, Donna che nuota sott’acqua, and by the extraordinary Cavaliere by Marino Marini that looks forward to the second half of the twentieth century.”

So, with its reopening Palazzo della Ragione becomes, not just a palace of art and of Verona’s history, but also of collecting, collectors, and of the artists who have had a history, a story, and a relationship with the city.





Today's News

December 17, 2013

Exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni explores art in Rome during the 1970s

"The American West in Bronze 1850-1925" opens at the Metropolitan Museum

Portland Art Museum to show Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon

Christie's New York announces Sale of Property from the Estate of Eric Wunsch

Sotheby's names Board member Domenico De Sole Lead Independent Director

INAH trains men and women from surrounding communities to preserve ancient paintings at El Tajín

Cambodia say United States auction house to return ancient Khmer statue worth up to $3 million

Andrea Lissoni appointed as the Film and International Art Curator of Tate Modern

Tikrit-born artist Rafa Al-Nasiri passes away at the age of 73 in Amman, Jordan

Perot Museum leaders mark first birthday by thanking north Texas community

A new venue for the important collections of the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art

Photographs that lay bare the Russian soul on view at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam

Fine and rare Turkish treasure tops Bonhams Fine Watches & Clocks Sale in New York

The CAC Malaga presents the first exhibition in Spain of Kati Keck's work

A host of new art world records achieved by Bonhams this year

Artist David Nash burns new sculpture commission Black Mound, 2013 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Call of the Wild: Exhibition of works by Herb Williams opens at Museum of Texas Tech

Christie's aims to boost market, tap rich with first India sale

MOCAtv to debut new art + comedy series Ambiance Man created by Alix Lambert

Fears for dingoes as Australia's wild dog faces extinction

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site