"Habitat. The forms and ways of Nature” is the new exhibition at Palazzo Bisaccioni in Jesi in which nature is the undisputed protagonist: a nature investigated in its aesthetic and social aspects by great artists of the 20th and early 21st century, who have portrayed strength and beauty and witnessed the evolution of society's perception of it. From Giacomo Balla and Piero Marussig, via Pablo Picasso, to Jan Fabre and Darren Almond, a journey through the decades unfolds in the exhibition space that questions the links between nature and man.
"Habitat. The forms and ways of Nature” curated by Stefano Verri , promoted by the Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi Foundation with the coordination of Mauro Tarantino , in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Marche Region, addresses the multifaceted theme of environment in relationship with man, in the creation and definition of the habitat in which we live.
The exhibition presents about forty works, all from the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, by great masters of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new century, each of whom worked on the theme of nature, giving it a personal interpretation, inextricably linked to the context to which the 'artist.
The relationship between nature and man has always been a field of investigation full of suggestions in the artistic field, especially in the current era which has seen the environment become the protagonist of political and social debates that involve the lives of all of us. The artists, with their knowing how to be the eye of the contemporary, have witnessed the change of course that brought about the transformation from a world in which nature was the master and man was subjected to a world where humanity has achieved technical emancipation: but now it is increasingly necessary to conserve and protect nature, in an inversion of roles in which man, having become an "executioner", can save himself only by changing his own behaviour.