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Arshile Gorky exhibition
May 8 - September 22
In Ca’ Pesaro Museum in Venice you will find the first Italian retrospective exhibition on an artist considered one of the key figures of 20th century American art.
The exhibition will include a rich catalogue capable of narrating Gorky’s entire work: from the early works of the 1920s, through the highest points of his self-taught study of modern masters and movements, to the phase in which all these stimuli come together in a powerful and unique vision.
Arshile Gorky: 1904-1948 aims to highlight how, from the early stages of his career, when he is apparently subjugated by the work of the great masters of the past, the artistic voice of Gorky is already present, and is strengthening as his work progresses.
The final section of the exhibition will show how strongly Gorky’s pictorial energy and imagination are combined with a renewed encounter with nature, in the landscapes of Virginia and Connecticut, during the summers of 1942-45. A selection of these mature masterpieces, with their range of surreal, abstract, figurative, reveals an artist at the height of his extraordinary creative power.