DE CHIRICO and SAVINIO – A modern mythology

March 15, 2019

Starting on 16thMarch 2019, lasting until 30thJune 2019, the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca hosts a great exhibition about the two Dioscuri of the 20thcentury art: Giorgio de Chiricoand Alberto Savinio.

The two brothers reshaped the Myth, the Ancient, the Classical tradition through the Modernity of the Avant-garde and of the citation, shifting and re-interpreting them trying to answer to the biggest enigmas that inhabited the contemporary man’mind. This process gave life to what Breton defined as a “modern mythology”.

The exhibition will take place in the Villa dei Capolavori – literally the Masterpieces’ Villa – where the Magnani-Rocca Foundation finds its location in Mamiano di Traversetolo, Parma. The exposition consists of more than one hundred and fifty famous paintings and amazing graphic works. The organization of the exhibition starts from the birth of the metaphysical experience, focusing on the modern reshaping of mythology, and ends with the rich work for the theater – how the collected sketches and costumes for the opera from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan show.

The exhibition– curated by Alice Ensabella, Grenoble University, and Stefano Roffi, scientific director of the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca – aims to critically detect and analyze the common backgrounds of the de Chirico brothers focusing on their common parts, contrasts and interpretations of the fantastic universe they created through their pictorial, literary and theatrical works. A journey into their perception of the myth, the result of an articulated thought, refined and always kept modern, gave life to one of the most significant revolutions in the aesthetic codes of the twentieth century.

Mazzoleni is pleased to announce that an oil on canvas by Savinio, Chevaucher marine, 1929 from our collection is exhibited in the show.

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca
Mamiano di Traversetolo – Parma, Italy
March 16 – June 30, 2019