25 October – 9 November 2008
THE REVOLUTION OF SMALL THINGS
PAINTERS IN TURIN FROM 1920 TO 1940
by Emanuela Genesio
Cino Bozzetti , Felice Casorati , Gigi Chessa , Federico Chiara , Giulio da Milano, Nicola Galante , Albino Galvano , Carlo Levi , Menzio Francesco Enrico Paulucci and Luigi Spazzapan , and four women : Nella Marchesini , Jessie Boswell, Daphne Maugham , Marisa Mori are artists chosen by Emanuela Genesio for the exhibition in Areacreativa42 Casa Toesca . It is a harvest journey , an aesthetics walk accompanied by the words of Italo Calvino and Virginia Woolf , singers of European modernity .
“With its collections and cozy rooms, chests of frescoes of the nineteenth century,Casa Toesca is a good place to host a show that you want less philological for a historical period amply documented , that does not” walk aesthetic , “as the ‘ meant the Salons of Diderot .
The opportunity comes from the synergy created with another exhibition of Rivarolo Canavese organised in Villa Vallero , in which a dialogue between two monographic painters and grooms ( Ugo Malvano and Nella Marchesini ) opens with a portrait of the history of painting in Turin in the first half of the twentieth century. Both artists are represented in Casa Toesca , pieces of a mosaic that excludes relevant names and it will therefore certain disgruntled . Among those present were three painters over the Marchesini – Jessie Boswell, Daphne Maugham , Marisa Mori – appear in the exhibition: to suggest that these two decades of the twentieth century , perhaps more than in the early decades , had a visibility that allows women to Turin to became the fore part of the famous school of Casorati via Galliari. Cino Bozzetti, Felice Casorati , Gigi Chessa , Federico Chiara , Giulio da Milano, Nicola Galante, Albino Galvano, Carlo Levi , Menzio Francesco Enrico Paulucci and Luigi Spazzapan complete the range of the chosen artists. A rose by elected officials who could be a prelude to a ” second act ” in which the absent ( from Cremona to Treves, from Hull to Alimandi , and then Deabate , Quaglino , etc.). Would form a new pole for a “walk” more varied and comprehensive in Turin 20s -40. ”