24 May Contemporary art in Umbria
Umbria is not just a tradition and a history, but also contemporary art. His tears and burns have made history, naphthalene and gasoline, wax, sacks, jute, poor materials that made him one of the greatest Umbrian contemporary artists.
His artistic research ranges from painting to sculpture, having as its sole purpose the investigation of the expressive qualities of the material that has molded and manipulated, giving it new and original shapes. Città di Castello hosts the collection of its most illustrious citizen: Alberto Burri. More than four thousand square meters in the spaces below the former Tobacco Dryers of Città di Castello according to the original set-up prepared by Burri himself, his great opera cycles. With the exhibit of the vast core of his graphic works, the exhibition area reaches eleven thousand and five hundred square meters, making the “Polo Burri” of Città di Castello the largest Museum of Art in the world.
April 3, 1980 in the monumental spaces of the Rocca Paolina Burri meets Beuys, six gigantic blackboards designed to illustrate his vision of art are the product of that encounter and are still preserved at Palazzo Penna. The undisputed leader of the Perugian Futurist group Gerardo Dottori succeeded in combining futurism, landscaping and innovations of mechanics in work of art. Power, propulsion, flame, progress, speed, in the Trittico della Velocità, can be appreciated in all its majesty at Palazzo Penna. Black pencil on white wall, Sol Lewitt once again chooses Umbria for his contemporary art, his graffiti, his sculptures, simple, essential, yet revolutionary and calculated to reach perfection, a delicate puzzle with an expressive irrepressible force. In Spoleto, the civic gallery of modern and contemporary art, in the splendid Collicola palace premises, dedicated a whole room exclusively to him.
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