ROMA 900
De Chirico, Guttuso, Capogrossi, Balla, Casorati, Sironi, Carrà, Mafai, Scipione and the others in the Collections of the  Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale


Lionne, Violette Immagine di proprietà della Fondazione Magnani Rocca

Lionne, Violette
Immagine di proprietà della Fondazione Magnani Rocca

After the usual winter closure, today finally reopens the Fondazione Magnani Rocca, in Mamiano di Traversetolo. The always charming permanent collection includes works of rare beauty and elegance by authors that are very different from each other, as Goya, Dührer, Tiziano, Gentile da Fabriano, Filippo Lippi, Monet and Cézanne.

The collection is exposed in the beautiful house where Luigi Magnani lived, and the house is surrounded by a beautiful large garde, where the visitors can take a walk,  relax and enjoy the contact with nature.

I advise you to come and see this year’s exhibition: Roma 900. Its goal is to continue the investigaton on the 20th Century, that has already been carried out by exhibitions dedicated to Guttuso, Manzù, Sutherland and others.

Roma 900 has been realized thanks to the collaboration between the Fondazione Magnani and the Galleria d’arte moderna di Roma Capitale. The over one undred works now exhibited in Mamiano come from Rome’s Gallery, and they represent in a sublime way the Romes’s artistic and cultural ambience at the beginning of the 2oth Century in public collections.

The itinerary also submits to the visitors a comparison between the two museums that are quite different from each other:  the Fondazione has been born thanks to a private collector, Luigi Magnani, who chose works that emotioned him, and that he wanted to accompany him throughout his life. The Galleria d’arte moderna, instead, was bor as a public museum in the recently united Italy, that became soon fascist, and the acquisitions had clear celebrative intents.

The exhibition gathers several artists, that are between the greatest Italian ones of the early 20th Century. In the subtitle you can read yust a few ot their names, they are the ones that animated Rome’s cultural life at the beginning of the Short Century, and their works, paintings, sculptures and watercolors, suggest several levels of different readings and questionings, both about the artists’ personal path, and the various artistic movements of their period, as Symbolism, Secession and Abstract Art.

The exhibition opens with some delicate watercolors, mainly landscapes, that reflect the Naturalist movement of the beginning of the 2oth Century, than the tour leads us through several beautiful portraits by painters as Balla and Bocchi. To follow there are still lives, bronze sculptures and works clearly infruenced by cubism, as the works by Pirandello, or abstract art, as the ones by Turcato.

March 21st-July 5th 2015

Opening times:

Tue-Fri 10.00am – 6.00pm  (the ticket office closes at 5.00pm)
Sat, Sun and festive days 10.00am- 7.00pm (the ticket office closes at 6.00pm)

Monday closed, Easter Monday open