On display is the double identity of a great Master of the 20th century

Umberto Mastroianni, Rilievo Plastico, 1961, Pastel and tempera on engraved, torn and perforated cardboard applied on newspaper, 22.5 × 31.5 × 1.6 cm

The exhibition curated by Victoria Noel-Johnson and Marco Di Capua, promoted by the Venice International University and the Centro Studi dell'Opera di Umberto Mastroianni and organized by Cigno GG Edizione Roma with the collaboration of the Stefano Forni Gallery, presents a collection of works by Umberto Mastroianni (1910 - 1998) who vividly describe his two artistic faces, the before and after the tragic and epochal rift of the Second World War and the Resistance. The two apparently irreconcilable expressive universes of the Master face each other in the intense exhibition set up at Palazzo Pisani Revedin, represented, on the one hand, by the figurative bronze sculptures that recall the ancient and the classical purity of the artist's "prehistory" and , on the other, by the engraved, pressed, torn and perforated cartoons which are among the most singular productions of Mastroianni's informal phase, which arose suddenly and overwhelmingly after the experience of the war. Different universes that seem to be poles apart, but which both show the solid plastic base and probably the dream of peace that has always been present in the artist from Fontana Liri, who during his long and varied career earned important recognitions throughout the world. ​

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