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closed Osvaldo Licini. May a wind of total madness lift me up

The show

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the death of Osvaldo Licini (1894 - 1958): it was 1958 when the artist, under the promotional aegis of the art critic and friend of Peggy Guggenheim, Giuseppe Marchiori, won the international grand prize for painting at the XXIX Venice Biennale where he presented 53 works - executed between 1925 and 1958 - in a personal room set up by Carlo Scarpa. Among the most prominent figures in the artistic panorama of the first half of the twentieth century, after the figurative experience, Licini abandons any realist residue, to devote himself entirely to abstractionism. With over 80 works, the exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection brings to the stage that painting that for Licini was the art of colors and signs, where the latter expressed strength, will, idea and magic.


Timetable and tickets


Dorsoduro 701
30123 Venice


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