STILL LIFE. The colors of Nature

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Piazza Riforma 2 6900 Lugano Switzerland

There are grapes, and then... there are grapes. In fifth-century BC Athens, the great artist Zeuxis painted grapes, and 2,300 years later, in Paris, Picasso was still painting them. Yet what a difference there is! Objects in the real world that invariably resemble themselves appear in such different ways in art. The pictorial genre of still life (natura morta, in Italian) has ancient origins, and it continues its enduring evolution today.
This autumn's exhibition will enable visitors to the Canesso Gallery to admire some refined still life paintings and revisit the theme as it existed in seventeenth-century Italy.
It will also be possible to view a stunning painting by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, recently reconsidered by art critics as the core of the work of this great Caravaggio's follower.