National Gallery of Cosenza
The National Gallery of Cosenza is located in Palazzo Arnone, a majestic building built in the sixteenth century in the historic center of the city. In its exhibition spaces, a path unwinds that shows significant moments of art from the 16th to the 19th century with works by painters born in Calabria, such as Pietro Negroni, Marco Cardisco, Francesco Cozza and Neapolitan artists who have influenced local painting. Of great interest is the nucleus made up of the works of two protagonists of the seventeenth century: the Calabrian Mattia Preti and the Neapolitan Luca Giordano. The section of graphic works by Umberto Boccioni documents the artist's activity from 1906 to 1915, from his formative years to his full Futurist affirmation; of particular interest are the studies that reveal the genesis of "Laughing", exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Thanks to donations and purchases, the museum collection includes sculptures by Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Emilio Greco, Antonietta Raphaël, Pietro Consagra, Mimmo Rotella, Bizhan Bassiri. The museum exhibits, on loan for use, the Banca Carime collection, now owned by Intesa SanPaolo, which from the small panel depicting "Christ at Calvary and Cyrene", attributed to Giovanni Bellini, to the pastel "Gisella" by Umberto Boccioni retraces the major artistic currents from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. The contemporary artistic expressions of the area are documented by the works of Cesare Berlingeri, Giulio Telarico, Alfredo Pirri.