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"Eugenio Prati (1842-1907): Between Scapigliatura and Symbolism" in Trento

  • 05

    December 2009
  • 25

    April 2010
Palazzo delle Albere, Trento  

Beginning December 5, the impressive program of exhibitions currently at the Mart museum of Trento and Rovereto will include "Eugenio Prati (1842-1907): Between Scapigliatura and Symbolism."


The exhibition spotlights one of Trentino's most significant 19th century artists and will be held in the city of Trento at the Palazzo delle Albere - the museum's facility dedicated to the study and appreciation of artists who worked in Trentino in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Curated by Gabriella Belli, Alberto Pattini and Alessandra Tiddia, the show surveys the entire career of Prati, who was born in Caldonazzo in 1842. As an artist of considerable renown, during his lifetime his works were shown at major European exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Munich and Venice.


The show explores the relationship between Prati's pictorial style and the realist school of the late 19th century. In the process, it offers an analysis of the transition from realism to symbolism, towards which the artist himself evolved, partly as a result of his many international contacts.


The exhibition includes a number of the artist's realist paintings, both from his Venetian period and from his work depicting everyday peasant life in Trentino. The show continues through his symbolist period, which was heavily influenced by the literary and musical movements of the fin de siècle.


Of special note is the exhibition's inclusion of  four paintings never publicly presented by Prati himself, which Mart discovered among the collection of the Bossi Fedrigotti family in August 2009.



(Picture: Eugenio Prati, Idillio (detail), 1884, Private Collection)




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