The Museo del Novecento presents Modigliani, Schiele, and De Chirico
For the first time, the Museo del Novecento in Florence welcomes the artists who provided a unique perspective to the history of 20th century art, that of drawing. The works on display are original drawings from the Alberto Della Ragione collection, usually kept at the GNAM, Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna. A refined Florentine collector, and an engineer who was passionate about drawing, Della Ragione collected studies drawn on paper by Italian and European artists, protagonists of that period’s artistic movements.
Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo De Pisis, Renato Guttuso, Osvaldo Licini, Mario Mafai, Giorgio Morandi, Enrico Prampolini, and Mario Sironi were the Italian artists he loved best, while Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Ludwig Kirchner were his favorite representatives of European Expressionism.
But it is Modigliani that Alberto Della Ragione admired most, and the stars of his collection are the studies created in preparation for the famous "Self-portrait" painting, currently on display at the São Paulo Museum of Art in Brazil. The exhibition includes three of the splendid drawings that Modigliani used to paint his portrait.
The exhibition will remain open until 17 October.