Liberty Museum

Italia Liberty

Female portrait, 1905, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The first museum of Liberty in Italy
Dream comes true.
Museo del Liberty
Wash-house at Haut-Trestraou, Henri Rivière, 1895, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Detail of the Gladioli gate, Alessandro Mazzucotelli, 1906, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The shores of Lake Iseo see the first Museum of Liberty in Italy rise in the ancient village of Sarnico.
Alassio - Villa Il Mare, Pietro Fenoglio, Gottardo Gussoni, Gottardo Gussoni, 1914, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Portrait of a lady, Gustav Klimt, 1917, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Art critics such as Rossana Bossaglia and Lara Vinca Masini had written and spoken often about that happy artistic movement called Art Nouveau, but never before has a place open to everyone been established in the beautiful country, where you can experience first hand the golden era of the Belle Époque, with the opportunity to enjoy live and touch lithographs, furniture, original objects of the period.
Liberalitas, Giovanni Maria Mataloni, 1908, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Decoration in enamelled tiles for bathroom, Alexandre Charpentier, 1906, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
This style which at the beginning of the twentieth century marked an aesthetic for modern Italy finds its place in via Antonio Buelli 25, in Sarnico, in the meanders of a medieval tower.
Advertising. Arturo Vaccari, Livorno, Giovanni Costantini, 1902, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Salomé, Alfons Mucha, 1897, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The souls who gave life to this dream - also committed with love, passion and own resources - go from the first citizen Giorgio Bertazzoli, to the delegate to beauty Andrea Speziale. Thanks to their commitment, combined with that of the entire city council, and to the strength of the citizens, they can finally write a chapter in the history of this Liberty village, crowning a more than sought-after and sought-after goal.
Savona - Villa Zanelli, Pietro Fenoglio, Gottardo Gussoni, Gottardo Gussoni, 1910, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Madama Butterfly, 1904, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The museum was designed in the Bergamo area because a few minutes from the Villas at the Asylum to the Sarnicense Mausoleum designed by Giuseppe Sommaruga, the undisputed protagonist of this style that gave the city a showcase of uniqueness when he signed the projects for the Faccanoni family at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Queen of hearts, Percy Gossop, 1899, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Milan international exhibition, Leopoldo Metlicovitz, 1906, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Among the graphics on display are those of artists such as Alfons Mucha, Plinio Nomellini, Giuseppe Palanti, Leopoldo Melticovitz, Adolfo Hohenstein, Tito Corbella and Raphael Kirchner; while those in the private collection include graphics by Aleardo Terzi, Henri Bellery Desfontaines, Mardello Dudovich, Edward Burne-Jones, Giorgio Kienerk, Henri Riviere, Giovanni Maria Mataloni, Granville Fell, Alexandre Charpentier, Pio Collivadino, Aubrey Beardsley and Eugène Grasset. On display there will be works by about fifty Italian and foreign artists to testify what was the artistic current known as Art Nouveau (New art in France). 
Restlessness, Eugène Samuel Grasset, 1897, From the collection of: Italia Liberty

Almost all the works come from famous magazines of the time such as Novissima, Illustrated Scene, Italy Ride and La Grande Illustration in Italy, The Studio magazine London, The International Studio magazine New York, L'Estampe Moderne and Le Mois in France.

Zodiac, Alphonse Mucha, 1896, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
As the floral style accompanied the crisis of the Great War, offering bronze artifacts still exposed in the Monumentals, today, with the new coronavirus, this style returns to the limelight fighting to impose beauty and transmit the warm colors and sinuous lines that we find in the majolica, in the lithographs and in art objects: stimuli of joy and liveliness in the hopeful souls of those who resist surrounded by the walls of their homes. In 2020, therefore, the window opens to the Museum of Liberty digitally - to then open its doors also in the physical world once this difficult historical moment has been overcome. Here on Google Arts & Culture you can admire some masterpieces in preview.
Mother and son, Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1897, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Reverie, Alphonse Mucha, 1898, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Princess Jacinta, Alphonse Mucha, 1911, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Poetry, Alphonse Mucha, 1898, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The music, Alphonse Mucha, 1898, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Dance, Alphonse Mucha, 1898, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Amethyst, Alphonse Mucha, 1900, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The Emerald, Alphonse Mucha, 1900, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
Topaz, Alphonse Mucha, 1900, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
The Ruby, Alphonse Mucha, 1900, From the collection of: Italia Liberty
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The national cultural association ITALIA LIBERTY - Social promotion body - Thanks to the brothers Mariagrazia and Maurizio Breganze, owners of the Pozza-Breganze Collection in Vicenza for the loan of the works of art; the mayor Giorgio Bertazzoli and the whole council for working on the birth of the museum; the director Andrea Speziale of the erritendo Museo and all the public and private collectors who contributed to this Italian dream.

www.italialiberty.it/museoliberty

Thanks to Nicolò Locatelli for the contribution of the written texts.

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