Art of the 19th and 20th centuries.

View of Istanbul, Ippolito Caffi, 1864/1864, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
New approaches to art
In terms of time, it is considered modern art anything that has been produced  from 1860s to 1970s. This century has been crucial in experimenting and promoting new approaches to think about art and its process. This section provides some example of these new directions through the works presented by the galleries.
the young painter, Cesare Tallone, 1884/1884, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
the young painter, Cesare Tallone, 1884/1884, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
the young painter, Cesare Tallone, 1884/1884, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
A game of bowls with XVIII century clothes, Raffaello Sorbi, 1889, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
The little sculptor, Antonio Mancini, 1895, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Symphony of the moon (Sketch), Plinio Nomellini, 1898/1898, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
First Holy Communion in Positiano, Vincenzo Caprile, unknown - unknown, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
From the Great Discoveries, Through the Gloomy Ages, to the Living Revival of the Race, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1906/1906, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
1900: when painting and sculpture met cinema
Giulio Aristide Sartorio in the following paintings represented the interpretation of classical art in the new century.
From the Great Discoveries, Through the Gloomy Ages, to the Living Revival of the Race, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1906/1906, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
From the Myth of Brute Forces Tamed to the Most Recent Achievements of Science,, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1906/1906, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
The Advent of Art and Culture, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1906/1923, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Study for the frieze of the Parliament, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1908/1913, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Elena and Cassandra, Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1928/1928, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Portrait of Marcella Rossellini, Arturo Noci, 1922/1922, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Black, pink, purple bombardment, Guglielmo Sansoni "Tato", 1941/1941, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
The disturbing muses, Giorgio de Chirico, 1955/1960, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Metaphisical Painting
The Disquieting Muses is an iconic metaphisic paintings by Giorgio de Chirico. According to De Chirico, art has to represents the dimension that lays beyond reality: a place that man, due to its limitedness, cannot comprehend in its completeness. This explains the mystery of the figures represented. This dreamy picture represets the conjunction between the classic art, intended in the mannequins that recall Greek statues, and modern times as the industry in the background suggest.
The disturbing muses, Giorgio de Chirico, 1955/1960, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
The disturbing muses, Giorgio de Chirico, 1955/1960, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Dawn, Edita Broglio, 1956/1956, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Midday, Edita Broglio, 1956/1956, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Sunset or Occaso, Edita Broglio, 1956/1956, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Night, Edita Broglio, 1956/1956, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Spring, Cagnaccio di San Pietro, 1925/1925, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Mannequin in the studio, Pietro Annigoni, 1947/1947, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Nature morte polychrome, Fernard Lèger, 1949/1949, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Under a new light
In 1940s, when in America, the painter Fernand Lèger painted compositions where freely arranged bands of colour are juxtaposed with figures and objects outlined in black. It were the neon lights of New York City that inspired the artist: "I was struck by the neon advertisements flashing all over Broadway. You are there, you talk to someone, and all of a sudden he turns blue. Then the color fades—another one comes and turns him red or yellow."
Nature morte polychrome, Fernard Lèger, 1949/1949, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Untitled, Alexander Calder, 1964, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Nemo's Pad, Alexander Calder, 1967, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Arbre et maisons, Marc Chagall, 1970/1970, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Segno - disegno, Alighiero Boetti, 1983 ca., From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
White surface, Enrico Castellani, 1980/1980, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Spatialism
Spatialism is an art movement founded in Milan in 1947 by the artist Lucio Fontana. The artists that joined this movement, such as Castellani and Bonalumi, whose works were exhibited in the Biennale, aimed  with their artworks to explore a new perception of Space, that has now to be considered the result of Time, Direction, Sound and Light.
Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1962, Lucio Fontana, 1962, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Bianco, 1967, Agostino Bonalumi, 1967, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Red, Agostino Bonalumi, 1968, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
White surface, Enrico Castellani, 1980/1980, From the collection of: Biennale Internazionale dell' Antiquariato di Firenze
Credits: Story

I am gratefull to the staff of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato and the Secretary Fabrizio Moretti for allowing this partnership to happen.
Thanks to the galleries that supported and joined this exhibition.
Special thanks to the kindness and patience of the staff of the Google Cultural Insitute and all the friends that have supported me in this project.
Luigi de Benedetto

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