OTTONE ROSAI AT PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI, FLORENCE
An important monographic exhibition dedicated to the great Florentine painter, one of the most significant artists of 20th century art in Italy
Fifty years after his death, the great Florentine painter Ottone Rosai (1895-1957) is tributed a personal exhibition in the
Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, from January 27th to March 25th, 2008.
The exhibition, with fifty paintings coming from both public and private collections, describes the production of Rosai from 1910 to 1950.
The exhibition showcases works that offer a rich albeit concise vision of
Rosai’s unmistakeable expressive language: nudes, portraits, monuments, streets, interiors, still lives, all interpreted with a still relevant style, dense of expressive
energy and humanity. Among the works on show, some not so well-know and others extremely famous, there are The man on the bench of 1930; the Portrait of the artist’s father
and Via Toscanella of 1922; Vallesina, painted in 1916 when Rosai was fighting at the front during World War One; and a series of dramatically plastic bodies: Lying Nude
(1947), Athlete (1948), Nude of a boy (1950), examples of a monumental figurativeness that put Rosai at the very apex of 20th century art.
A conference of studies on Rosai man and artist will take place in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi at the beginning of February 2008.
Ottone Rosai – Fifty works on show
Janury 27th – March 25th, 2008
The exhibition is open every day from 9 am to 7 pm; it is closed on Wednesdays.
The full entrance ticket costs 5 €, reductions at 3,5 €. The ticket entitles the owner to visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, with the Benozzo Gozzoli chapel, the Luca
Giordano hall and the Museum of the Marbles.
Info: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, via Cavour 3 ph. 055 2760340
or Tourist Information Office APT Florence ph. 055 290832-3
- Agenzia per il Turismo di Firenze (Florence Tourist Office)