ART FOR ART’S SAKE. From Previati to Mentessi, from Boldini to De Pisis. A new journey for the Castello Estense
From 15th June 2016, the Castello Estense hosts a new exhibition of works by Giovanni Boldini, Gaetano Previati, Giuseppe Mentessi and other artists active between the 19th and 20th centuries, which flanks the itinerary dedicated to Filippo De Pisis, in the sumptuous setting of the symbolic monument of Ferrara. This is a further occasion to admire the artistic heritage of the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries of Palazzo Massari, which remained hidden after the 2012 earthquake.
Among the protagonists there are artists from Ferrara, who are active on the Italian stage, such as Giuseppe Mentessi, Alberto Pisa or Arrigo Minerbi and alongside these, internationally famous people such as Giovanni Boldini, the celebrated portrait painter during the Belle Époque, and Gaetano Previati who was a spokesman for divisionism and of the Vague belonging to the Symbolism movement. The order develops through thematic rooms which recall the main research motifs between the 19th and 20th centuries: the modern portrait and its new codes, the historic-allegoric themes and the monumental and decorative dimension, the new subjects of modernity, the true landscape and the landscape of the soul, the moral and spiritual tension at the eve of the Great War.
From June 15th, 2016 to December 27th, 2017
9.30 - 17.30 (the ticket office closes 45 minutes before).
October, November, December, January, February: closed on Mondays.
Also open on the 17th of April, and 1st of May 2017.
8,00 euros. Red.: 6,00 euros. Groups: (Min. 15 people) 6,00 euros. School parties: 3,00 euros. 6 to 12 years old 1,00 euro.
- Up to age 6