Umberto Boccioni and the southern painters

Umberto Boccioni and the southern painters

Ancient art dialogues with modernity at the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria. The art historian Giuseppina De Marco, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Reggio Calabria, will entertain the public in a seminar on the theme “Umberto Boccioni and southern painters”, on Wednesday 4 March 2020, at 5.30 pm, in the Conference Room.

The director of the Museum, Carmelo Malacrino, will introduce.

Professor Marisa Cagliostro, member of the Museum’s Scientific Committee, will present the meeting in the context of the Exhibition “Umberto Boccioni. A path ”, of which she is co-curator together with the director of the Polo Museale della Calabria, Antonella Cucciniello.

In the seminar, exhibited Boccioni’s works from the Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d’Aragona collection will be presented, speaking about the relationship between Marinetti and the Neapolitan cultural environment. The “Manifesto of Futurism” was published, in fact, in Naples, in the magazine “La Tavola Rotonda”, on February 14th, 1909, and then in Paris, in “Le Figaro”, on February 20th of the same year.

Boccioni, one of the leading exponents of Futurism in Italy, was southern by birth – and precisely Calabrian (in Reggio Calabria) – and northern in origin (by Emilian parents).

The exhibition can be visited free of charge until Sunday, March 8th, 2020.