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Humage to Umberto Moggioli

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Until 8 December 2020 it will be possible to visit the exhibition in Cà Pesaro, dedicated to Umberto Moggioli (1886-1919), curated by Gabriella Belli, Elisabetta Barisoni with the collaboration of Mauro Zazzeron.

The exhibition traces, through a selection of his works, including oils, drawings and etchings, the production segment that best represents this painter in the collective imagination.

His work as a landscape painter, mostly inspired by the "minor", peripheral Venice, of the islands and lagoon sandbanks, is well evidenced by some paintings that thanks to the youth reviews of Ca 'Pesaro and the promotional action of Gino Damerini from the " Gazzetta di Venezia ”, met the taste of the public and the unanimous appreciation of the critics. The painter tries in the chromatic accords not only to render the atmospheric vibrations linked to the seasons and to the varying hours of the day, but also to stimulate the senses by leveraging the allusive potential of tones.

The exhibition itinerary includes works not usually visible to the public, coming from both public and private collections, most of which passed through the rooms of Ca 'Pesaro (the reference is to the exhibitions of 1912 and 1913 and to the posthumous ones of 1919 and 1925). For the first time it will be possible to admire, side by side, and after more than seventy years, the two images of the island of Burano observed from above, with the cultivated gardens lapped by the lagoon and its colorful illuminated houses from the evening light. But it will also be a unique opportunity to see the other oils involved in the creative chain, also having as subject matter, the "crepuscular painting" (the words are by Nino Barbantini) exhibited at the XI edition of the Biennale. Burano, seen from the nearby island of Torcello.


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