Opening Today: Museo della Follia. Da Goya a Bacon @ MuSa Museo di Salò, Salò, 11 March – 19 Novemeber 2017
“A repertoire with no proclamations, no manifestos, no complaints. Men and women like us, unfortunate, humiliated, isolated. And still alive in incredulous despair of their looks. Condemned without guilt, convicted without committing crimes, only for the fate of being different, that is individual. In art history, even before the sensational cases of Van Gogh and Ligabue, there are many artists whose mind is crossed by the disturbance, who express themselves in a visionary and hallucinated language. Each of them has a story, a dimension that does not fit within the reality, but within a dream. And that dream, with full satisfaction, is represented beyond any torment.” (Vittorio Sgarbi)
The exhibition Museum of Madness, From Goya to Baconopens today at Salò, Italy. The show is curated by Vittorio Sgarbi; an Italian art critic and historian, politician and television personality. Italian museums, as well as Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, have lent works to this show. Painters represented are: Francisco Goya, Franz von Stuck, Francis Bacon, Adolfo Wildt, Jean-Michel Basquiat, il Piccio, Silvestro Lega, Michele Cammarano, Telemaco Signorini, Antonio Mancini, Vincenzo Gemito, Fausto Pirandello, Antonio Ligabue, Pietro Ghizzardi. a painting by Adolf Hitler is also exhibited.
Posters of the exhibition
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