From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800–1925
September 1, 2014 – February 1, 2015
After centuries of singular genius and absolute primacy, the quality of Italian art continued in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it was much less known in America. This exhibition proposes that the decades between 1800 and 1925 produced some of the most vital and diverse schools since the Renaissance. In recent years, the Gallery has taken on the task of developing a broad, deep, and exceptional collection of modern Italian prints, drawings, watercolors, and collages that prove this point. This selection will celebrate many of the Gallery’s finest works of the period.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Image: Giovanni Fattori, Woman of the Gabbro (Donna al gabbro), 1886–1887, etching on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, The Ahmanson Foundation