In Venice an Exhibition to give voice to Depero’s Futurism

 

At Correr Museum of Venice, an extraordinary exhibition is underway, and it’s dedicated to one of the founding fathers of Italian Futurism, Fortunato Depero. The exhibition’s name is “DEPERO – Opere della collezione Fedrizzi” (“Depero – Works from the Fedrizzi Collection”).

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The exhibition, one of the many ones organized by the Fondazione Musei Civici of Venice on the occasion of the centennial of futurism, will be housed by the Correr Museum until 1st March 2009. This great event had been made possible thanks to the Fedrizzi family, who agreed to gift the private collection belonging to Giuseppe Fedrizzi as a long-term loan to Fondazione Ca’ Pesaro.

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The event displays about 80 artworks which date back to the period between 1914 and 1956, and are the real proof of Depero’s artistic genius, who succeeded in giving movement to each of his creations with the use of oils, temperas, charcoal drawings and advertising sketches.

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Undisputed forerunner of our way of conceiving advertisement, Depero was born in Fondo (in the Italian Trentino region) in 1893, and after the first studies and the refusal received by the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, he moved to Rome where knew Giacomo Balla and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, with whom the artist undertook and pursued the way to Futurism.

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Depero knew how to conciliate artistic mastery and social care, when time went by too quickly and people had to chase it…but he surpassed them all, this is why still today the critics and his fans find in every work of art or design of his a trace of innovation, a story of our times.

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Just think about that the bottle for Campari Soda was designed by Depero in 1928, or even “Bolted Book” (1927) which is present in the exhibition, are just a few of the masterpieces of this great artist.

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“Depero – Works from the Fedrizzi Collection” is waiting for you at Correr Museum of Venice until 1st March 2009.

 

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