che trasforma Venezia in un mondo magico
On the occasion of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary birth, an unprecedented exhibition shows the influence of “Wagnerism” on the visual arts in Italy between the end of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th.
Wagnerism was a true cultural style that, in its diverse expressions (literary, musical and painting) enjoyed widespread and profound diffusion. In the field of visual arts it was one of the most typical manifestations of the aesthetic style, between late Naturalism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau.
Cornerstone of the path is the Wagnerian cycle by Mario Fortuny, compared with the works of other Italian artists, who were inspired by the characters and scenes in Wagner’s operas.
To round off the exhibition and document the influence of Wagner’s work on contemporary artists, there is an interesting selection of visual works by important artists such as Antoni Tapies, Bill Viola and Anselm Kiefer.
The exhibition deals with in the arts’ topics, stressing the mutual influences between music, theater and visual arts – modern and contemporary – as well as it offers a specific analysis of the relationship between Wagner and Fortuny.
Open until April 8th, 2013 at Palazzo Fortuny. Every day from 10am to 6pm (ticket office 10am – 5pm). Closed on Tuesdays.
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