THE FABLE OF LETO BY ORAZIO DE FERRARI
The Return of a Masterpiece
Palazzo Bianco – 11, Via Garibaldi – Genoa
From March, 23, 2016
From the volume The Fable of Leto by Orazio De Ferrari – The Return of a Masterpiece published by Sagep Editori: “Geography and history, namely the history of economy, teach us that Genoa’s position has always facilitated its relation with Spain. For some years, art history has already observed that within this flow, the trading of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, silverware and artefacts, travelling in both directions, played a meaningful role. This painting by Orazio De Ferrari (Voltri 1606 – Genoa 1657), The Fable of Leto, shared the same fate, probably from the beginning of its history as a collecting piece.
Today, it is being exhibited in the rooms of Musei di Strada Nuova, and this was made possible by the generosity of current owner Giorgio Baratti and by the engagement of those who curated the exhibition. The exhibition gives the appearance of at least a temporary return home, but we are aware that it also represents a valuable proof of the great history of our city. What is certain is that culture is not just about the destiny of Genoa or Italy, but also of a humankind that keeps counting on a better world.” (Carla Sibilla – City Council Member – and Marco Doria – Mayor of Genoa).
POTENZA DEL COLORE – POWER OF COLOUR
Mario Arlati: Antique-Contemporary
Rome, Via Vittorio Veneto 84 – Office of Banca Generali Private Banking
May 13, 2016 – January 31, 2017
From 13 May 2016 to 31 January 2017, Banca Generali opens the doors of its Rome office of Private Banking for the exhibition Power of Colour. After the critical and commercial success obtained in Milan, Banca Generali continues the journey into the color of Mario Arlati (Milan, 1947) in dialogue with the great masters of the past. Curated by Elisabetta Longari, Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Brera Academy in Milan, and developed by Banca Generali in collaboration with Mario Arlati, Contini Art Gallery and Giorgio Baratti Antiques, this precious exhibition shows the combination between 21 paintings by Mario Arlati and historical works such as the famous Contest Between Apollo and Marsyas by Agnolo Bronzino, which will be exhibited for the first time in Rome.
Displayed according to a logic of precise and eloquent references, this combination between classic and contemporary represents an innovative proposal of great importance; an experimental example of an artistic journey focused on color, aimed first and foremost to the immediacy of perception. The exhibition hosts 21 ancient paintings from Baratti’s Galleries, among which Portrait of Pope Leo X by Jacopino del Conte, Landscape with Waterfall by Marco Ricci, Flower Pot by Francesco Mantovano, Still Life by Onofrio Loth, Cupids Playing by Giambattista Crosato, Still Life by Master S.B. and The Gipsy by Abraham Janssens. The exhibition Power of Colour has been accurately described and illustrated in a catalogue published by Peruzzo Editore.
BIENNALE OF DRAWING
Profiles of the World
From April 23 to July 10, 2016
The second edition of the “Biennale of Drawing”, held from 23 April to 10 July 2016, has transformed Rimini in the author’s drawing capital. Conceived by the City of Rimini and the Municipal Museum, the Biennale has invaded the historic center with more than 2000 works distributed in 29 exhibitions. This second edition, entitled “Profiles of the World“, has in fact involved the most attractive and well-known of Rimini, from Castel Sismondo to Palazzo Gambalunga, from the Complex of the Augustinians to the City Museum. With partners such as Polo Museale dell’Emilia Romagna and the Institute for Cultural Heritage, “The Biennial of Drawing – Profiles of the World” has emerged as one of the most important exhibitions in the Country, receiving prestigious loans from across the region and private collectors.
Characterized by combinations of classic and contemporary drawing, the “diffused exhibitions” propose a wide thematic path capable of ranging from Tiepolo, Guercino and Guido Reni to Mario Sironi, Schifano and Pericoli to Andrea Pazienza. Massimo Pulini, Councillor for Culture of Rimini: “The 9 venues that host these 29 exhibitions are places of identity, cultural epicenters of our city. These places will return to visitors the ideal embrace of the city”. Giorgio Baratti Antiques participates in the Biennale of Drawing with the loan of The Martyrdom of Saint Agatha by Cesare Pronti and To Eugene Berman by Saul Steinberg. And especially with the exhibition of the gallery of portraits and the collection of caricatures of the Cenacolo Belgioioso, depicting the members of the Milanese Società Artisti e Patriottica.
MEN AND GODS
The ’600 Genoese Collectors
Palazzo della Meridiana – 4, Salita San Francesco – Genoa
February 19 – June 5 2016
Through the discovery of 60 paintings from private collections, the exhibition “Men and Gods – The ’600 Genoa Collectors” aims to investigate one of the most interesting chapters of the Genoese and Ligurian artistic culture: the 17th century. The exhibition, curated by Anna Orlando and staged in the space of the Palazzo della Meridiana in the heart of the town museum district, estabilishes and encourages knowledge relationships between the works on display to the public (in museums and churches) and the rich heritage of private collectors (for Genoa an ancient tradition and a real cultural wealth).
Giorgio Baratti Antiques displays three paintings in the important exhibition “Men and Gods”: Christ Driving the Merchants from the Temple by Giulio Benso, Ecce Homo by Bartolomeo Biscaino and Bacchanal with Maenads, Satyrs and Nymphs by Bartolomeo Guidobono called The Priest of Savona. Curated by Anna Orlando and published by Sagep Editori, the exhibition catalog shows on cover one of the three paintings from Baratti Collection, Christ Driving the Merchants from the Temple, considered by the curator the most representative image of the whole exhibition.