Modigliani, Schiele, De Chirico on display at the Museo del Novecento
The exhibition “Nel Novecento. Da Modigliani a Schiele da De Chirico a Licini”, presents pieces from the greatest artists of the 20th century among the rooms of the Museo del Novecento in Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella.
On displayr fo the first time ever in Florence, the 42 pieces come from the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, formerly owned by Alberto Della Ragione, a refined Florentine art collector.
The curator, Stefano Marson, director of Rome’s GNAM, and Saretto Cincinelli of Florence’s Museo del Novecento, intend to create a dialogue between the two museums through the works of the great collector.
Among the Italian artists, Della Ragione's favorites were Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo De Pisis, Renato Guttuso, Osvaldo Licini, Mario Mafai, Giorgio Morandi, Enrico Prampolini, and Mario Sironi. He also loved Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, George Grosz and Ludwig Kirchner. Each artist is represented by one or more pieces on display in the exhibition.
His true passion, however, was for the art of Amedeo Modigliani. Indeed, there are three precious pieces on display, studies for his famous Autoritratto (Self-Portrait), currently kept in the Museum of Art of San Paolo in Brazil.
The exhibition “Nel Novecento. Da Modigliani a Schiele da De Chirico a Licini" is a true pearl, a chance to admire little-known works of great value that are rarely visible to the public.