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closed Light painting. Burano and its painters

Curated by: Chiara Squarcina, Elisabetta Barisoni

The show

The most “island” of the Venetian lagoon, Burano, in the last century became an incredible inspiring scenario for artists such as Gino Rossi, Umberto Moggioli and Pio Semeghini. Of these painters, but not only, there are now works in which nature and landscape views take on a particular intensity because the brushstroke dissolves materially becoming synonymous with light.

An exhibition that, through the works of the collection of the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Ca 'Pesaro, wants to focus on a production that after the Second World War brought Burano and its painting prize to the center of an important and lively debate on modern art. It all began during the first decade of the last century, when the island itself became a place infinitely connected with the avant-garde movement of Ca 'Pesaro.

It was the time of Gino Rossi, Arturo Martini , Ugo Valeri, Luigi Scopinich, Umberto Moggioli, Felice Casorati and then, in the following years, of Pio Semeghini. What Burano represented for these artists is what we want to explain with the exhibition "Painting of light. Burano and its painters".

An island that never before took on the connotations of an idyllic place where the extreme desire to portray nature live, “en plein air”, gave voice to the decadent spirit of his poetic thought. For this transposition of dreamy accents Burano was imprisoned in this vision of spiritual refuge, a paradise caught in its etherity immersed in a "bubble of light" aimed at reaffirming an unconscious beauty. A faint vision, profound and intimately reflective.

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Piazza Galuppi, 187
30012 Venice


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