Curated by: Virginia Bertone, Elisabetta Farioli, Claudio Spadoni
"Happy is the artist who was born after death", Fontanesi confided to one of his students. The exhibition "Antonio Fontanesi and his legacy. From Pellizza da Volpedo to Burri", presented 200 years after the artist's birth, is the story of an artistic "resurrection".
The curators Virginia Bertone, Elisabetta Farioli, Claudio Spadoni set themselves the goal of guiding the public to the rediscovery of this protagonist of Italian and European 19th century art and to document his fortune after his death: the influence that his painting had on the artists who recognized themselves in his particular approach to nature and the landscape, but also the evocative "pass on" of the romantic experience that critics wanted to find in the art of 1950s.