The second decade
Ascending Modulation (1997) by Fausto Melotti was purchased in 1992. The recently restored work has returned to its original copper color.
Portrait of Giuseppe Antonio Petrolini (1802/1804) by Giuseppe MazzolaFondazione De Fornaris
Portrait of Giuseppe Antonio Petrolini, (1802-1804) by Giuseppe Mazzola purchased in 1992
Portrait of Count Luigi Archinto (1817) by Pelagio PalagiFondazione De Fornaris
Portrait of Cont Luigi Archinto, made by Pelagio Palagi in 1817: the sumptuousness of the garments and the elegance of the setting illustrated the power of the sitter's ancient Lombard family
The younger generations
As well as works by contemporaries of international renown such as Anselmo, Mainolfi and Parmiggiani, for the first time the Foundation opened its doors to the younger generations. The collection were enriched with paintings and sculptures by artists active in Turin in the 1980s and 1990s.
Vertebrae-Man (1984) by Salvatore AstoreFondazione De Fornaris
Vertebrae-Man, (1984) by Salvatore Astore
Fishes (1995) by Andrea MassaioliFondazione De Fornaris
Fishes, (1995) by Andrea Massaioli
Untitled (1990) by Giovanni AnselmoFondazione De Fornaris
Untitled, (1990) by Giovanni Anselmo
Star of the night (1988) by Claudio ParmiggianiFondazione De Fornaris
Star of the night, (1988) by Claudio Parmiggiani
Madman (1898) by Luigi OnettiFondazione De Fornaris
Madman, (1898) by Luigi Onetti
In 1997 the purchase, at an auction in Paris, of sizeable group of works by Francesco Gonin, from one of the painter's direct heirs. These included sketches for mythological allegories, examples of landscape painting and flower compositions. Many guest from the world of art and society took part in the event of presentation, which was titled "Gonin ritrovato", found again.
Sketch for allegory of Water or the Trumph of Venus by Francesco GoninFondazione De Fornaris
Sketch for Allegory of Water or the Triumph of Venus (s.a.).
Spazzapan the Painter (1931) by Carlo LeviFondazione De Fornaris
Spazzapan the painter,1931 by Carlo Levi
Portrait of Carlo Mollino (1938) by Carlo LeviFondazione De Fornaris
Portrait of Carlo Mollino, (1938) by Carlo Levi
Hunters (1925) by Carlo SocrateFondazione De Fornaris
Carlo Socrate, Hunters (1925)
Woman in the sun (1965) by LeoncilloFondazione De Fornaris
Woman in the Sun, (1965) by Leoncillo
Terracotta with glaze and slip
Alle Forche Caudine (1981) by Luigi MainolfiFondazione De Fornaris
The Fondazione De Fornaris has purchased and set up works made for the open air such of Mainolfi's imposing enamelled terracotta on one of GAM's walls.
In December 1999, at a Sotheby's auction in London, the Foundation purchased The First Mass in Burano, an oil on canvas by Angelo Morbelli of 1910. The arrival of this important work, from the Alessandria-born painter's mature period, was the starting point for an exhibition dedicated to him.
The years 2000-2001
Between 2000 and 2001 arrived works by Salvo and Gianni Piacentino and others by Enrica Borghi, Giulia Caira, Daniele Galliano and Botto&Bruno. In November 2001 the Foundation took part in the exhibition "La GAM costruisce il futuro. Tre anni di acquisizioni di arte contemporanea", showing its commitment to testify the creativity of the younger generations.
The drummer (1927) by Fillia ( Luigi Colombo)Fondazione De Fornaris
The Drummer, 1927 by Fillia
Abstract Portrait (1929) by Mino RossoFondazione De Fornaris
Abstract Portrait, 1929 by Mino Rosso
My city (2001) by Botto&BrunoFondazione De Fornaris
My City, (2001) by Botto&Bruno
Speculum (1999) by Giulia CairaFondazione De Fornaris
Speculum, (1999) by Giulia Caira
Untitled (2001) by Daniele GallianoFondazione De Fornaris
Untitled, (2001) by Daniele Galliano
Oil on canvas
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