Sunday, February 11, 2018

Conegliano: Palazzo Sarcinelli – Teodoro Wolf Ferrari – La Modernita del Paesaggio - Exhibition

Palazzo Sarcinelli
Teodoro Wolf Ferrari – La Modernita del Paesaggio
At Palazzo Sarcinelli, Teodoro Wolf Ferrari – La Modernita del Paesaggio is on show until June 24. The exhibition is curated by Giandomenico Romanelli and Franca Lugato, and has the aim of shedding light on the emblematic and little-studied figure of Wolf Ferrari. It allows us to enter the studio of this “poet of the landscape” and contemplate through paintings, watercolors, decorative panels, stained glass and studies for postcards, the gentle hills that stretch from Asolo to Conegliano and the Grappa uplands, or the darker and more disturbing scenarios that hold a deep feeling of mystery. 
Teodoro Wolf Ferrari
Paesaggio (cat.31 + 32) – 1908
Pannello Deocrativo a Quattro Ante – 1912
Co-curator Giandomenico Romanelli and Emanuela Bassetti
President, Civita Tre Venezie  
Teodoro Wolf Ferrari - Betulle e Glicini – 1919

San Zenone degli Ezzelini
Cipressi sul Monte della Madonna verso la Val Sugana – 1942

These are works that declare Wolf Ferrari’s own love of landscape, experimentation, and a wide variety of techniques. He was able to imbue Venice and Italy with European figurative ideas that, at the dawn of the twentieth century, inaugurated modernity and gave rise to the great avant-garde Secessionist movements.

  “Tall, big, blond, ruddy
with greenish eyes, eloquent
when he talks and tries to explain
the chiaroscuro of his spiritual life
you would think him tranquil when
you see him, but he is full of anxiety
wear, interior hopes; a tenacious
worker; an industrious decorator
an impenitent optimist and
full of hope.”

Gino Damerini - 1910

Teodoro Wolf Ferrari – Notte – 1908
After his studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice with Guglielmo Ciardi, Wolf Ferrari went on to study in Munich where, in 1895, he came into contact with some of the most advanced and cosmopolitan Symbolist and Secessionist movements of the time. The exhibition layout ranges over the whole career of the artist, following a thematic line that includes various periods and experiences, from his view of Middle-European trends, with a fascinating section devoted to the theme of “storms”, to the latest Venetian art and the delicate autumnal walks from Grappa to the Piave.

Teodoro Wolf Ferrari 
Paradiso Perduto – 1908
Paesaggio Notturno – 1908

 Teodoro Wolf Ferrari – La Morena - 1910-12
This is a rare occasion for getting to know and re-discovering an artist better known to specialists than to a wider public, an artist who not only gracefully portrayed nature, but also told the story of the transformation of Italian art on the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries.

We Drank
Prosecco Superiore Brut
Conegliano Valdobbiadine


Teodoro Wolf Ferrari - postcards

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