CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
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February 3, 2016
June 5, 2016
The exhibition Il Simbolismo at Palazzo Reale in Milan brings together Symbolist art by Italian and foreign artists. On display are more than 100 paintings, sculptures and graphics, on loan from major European museum and private collections.
Symbolism is an art movement that started around 1850 as a reaction to Realism and Naturalism. It placed imagination and intuition at its centre and focused on the subconscious, the unusual and the inexplicable.
The exhibition brings to Italy some of the Symbolist masterpieces that have never been seen here before. For example the The Caress (1896) by Fernand Khnopff, a reference to the story of Oedipus and the Sphinx, and La Mort d’Orphée (1893), a celebrated work by Jean Delville. Both paintings are from the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Art in Brussels.
The Italian Symbolists are represented by artists like Giovanni Segantini, Gaetano Previati, Galileo Chini and Luigi Bonazza.