Van Gogh and Matisse on display for 10 hours in Gorizia

Together with a Kandinsky. On 2 December at Verdi Theatre

23 November, 11:36

    (ANSA) - GORIZIA, 23 NOV - An event titled "10 Hours of Beauty for Gorizia" will be a unique encounter with the works of three artists - Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Vassilij Kandinsky - that trace a fascinating journey in the evolution of art.

    Scheduled from 2pm to midnight on 2 December at the Ridotto di Verdi Theatre in Gorizia, the event is a tribute to the city by the Pinot Blanc business network in the Gorizia Hills, in collaboration with the San Floriano Committee, which organizes the Illegio international art exhibition, and the Municipality of Gorizia.

    "The chance for the public to see these three masterpieces must be seized quickly," said Fr Alessio Geretti, the event's organiser as well as the curator of the Illegio exhibitions.

    "Van Gogh's work is particularly exciting because, according to some recent analyses, it was created during his stay in Paris, when he often sought tranquility and the rediscovery of little things outside the confusion of the capital, and it is precisely this feeling that emerges. By Matisse, visitors will be able to look through a book of works made during his illness, in which he worked with the collage technique, pushing his shapes to the limit of recognition but, as in dance, communicating through movement. Finally, Kandinsky's work speaks to us, as only he knows how to do, through the use of shapes and colors, an ordered explosion made up of very precise rules, like music," Geretti said.

    Admission is free and reservations are not required, but the number of visitors will be limited to the room's capacity.

    Groups will be able to stop for about 15 minutes in front of the works and listen to an explanation by Fr Alessio.

    Organisers said this is the first time Kandinsky's painting is visible in Italy, since it is part of a private collection.

    It was publicly shown a few times between 1935 and 1977 in the USA, France, Sweden, Germany and Austria, but never in Italy.

    Similarly, Van Gogh's is also a normally inaccessible painting, and moreover is turning out to be a discovery that is attracting interest from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the D'Orsay Museum in Paris. (ANSA).

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