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Mario Arlati: Antique-Contemporary
Rome, Via Vittorio Veneto 84 – Office of Banca Generali Private Banking
May 13, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Potenza del colore

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.

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Press Review Online

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