Osvaldo Peruzzi, Aeropittura (1934)
Osvaldo Peruzzi, Aeropittura (1934)

Roma Anni Trenta

Galleria d’Arte Moderna


March 24, 2016


October 30, 2016

The exhibition Roma Anni Trenta (Rome Thirties) at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna is dedicated to the artworks that were purchased by the Governorship of Rome for the first editions of the Rome Art Quadriennale in the 1930s.

The Rome Art Quadriennale promotes contemporary Italian art by organising four-yearly exhibitions. The first exhibition was held in 1931 and the last in 2008. The 2012 edition had to be cancelled due to lack of funds, but in 2016 there will once again be an exhibition, starting from mid-October at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.

The exhibition at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna includes over 120 sculptures and paintings that were purchased by the fascist government of Rome for the Quadriennale editions of 1931, 1935 and 1939. Also included are documents, film and photographs that give an impression of the context in which the artworks were exhibited in the 1930s.

Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Felice Casorati, Mario Sironi, Felice Carena, Scipione, Mario Mafai, Emanuele Cavalli, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Renato Guttuso, Enrico Prampolini, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio and Gino Severini.

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