Pittura italiana 1949/2010

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Collezione Paolo Brodbeck. Pittura italiana 1949/2010 proposes a pre-selection of art works that testify the interest of Paolo Brodbeck for Italian art – in particular way for the painting – and above all his opened attitude towards the quality of search, rather than ephemeral trends.

The art works that have been chosen for this first appointment also narrate the origins of Collezione Paolo Brodbeck and partly reveal a precise attraction of the collector to a formal quality which Italo Calvino (when referring to a literary language, in the first part of his American lectures of 1985) has defined “lightness” and Giovanni Iovane has traced in a specific attitude of a certain Italian art “to imagine proper art-making as something that is essentially united to an autonomy of artistic language and above all to identification, to edification of one’s territory (esthetics and geography)”.*

Exhibition artists: Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Luciano Bartolini, Domenico Bianchi, Piero Dorazio, Carlo Guaita, Piero Guccione, Renato Guttuso, Titina Maselli, Mario Nigro, Mimmo Paladino, Paolo Parisi, Achille Perilli, Alfredo Pirri, Mimmo Rotella, Piero Ruggeri, Antonio Sanfilippo, Ettore Spalletti, Tancredi, Lorenzo Tornabuoni, Giulio Turcato, Piero Zuccaro.

* in M. Ackermann, H. Friedel, G. Iovane, Leggerezza. Un’idea dell’arte italiana contemporanea; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich 2001.