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The show

The recent donation of three watercolors by Ileana Ruggeri to the Municipality of Venice for the Ca' Pesaro collections is an occasion for a small but precious review of the artist's recent production, divided into two rooms on the first floor of the Museum, from 11 February to April 10. The focus, in addition to the works donated by Ileana Ruggeri to the Municipality of Venice for the Ca' Pesaro collections, is centered on a tribute exhibition of works representative of the work of the Venetian artist, who has been carrying out pictorial research for some time bordering on abstraction on the light reflections of Venice and the water of its lagoon. The atmospheres of the reflections of the lagoon and the infinite nuances of color that characterize Ruggeri's artistic quality emerge through a refined selection of works on paper, where the inner, poetic and dreamlike gaze of the artist is expressed.

The circle that closes is the one with the infinite chromatic and poetic references to the great season of Capesa painting and to the visions of the reverberations of Moggioli, Semeghini, Valeri, Rossi, just to name a few. The atmospheres of the reflections of the lagoon and the infinite shades of color have a long history of research that crosses the avant-gardes of the early 1900s and characterize the artistic quality of Ruggeri, who becomes a modern interpreter. These are visions that emerge not only in the landscapes and waters described with skilfully measured blues and greens, but also in the flashes of red, orange and gray that pierce the vibrating sky of the Venetian lagoon.

In the oil paintings reverberations of Venetian architecture emerge, buildings that almost seem to emerge from the magical atmospheres of the city or that seem to sink into them, in a continuous game between memory and the present, between real data and the visual path of the mind. The constructive and architectural capacity of Ruggeri's suggestions is fully expressed in the construction in diptychs and triptychs and in the vibrant description of city landscapes, such as the Rialto and San Giorgio markets, or the vast Barene lagoon, dear to the Venetian tradition of the 20th century.

The exhibition, born from the desire to present a new donation to the public, therefore becomes an opportunity to offer a renewed and passionate gaze on Venice, almost a loving ode to the poetry of nature and the city's architecture.

Works on display

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Santa Croce, 2076
30135 Venice


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