Mino Maccari, little-known Italian master painter, skewers Italian mores in major retrospective exhibition in Seravezza

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Mino Maccari (1898 – 1989) is still relatively unknown in Italy. He was active throughout most of the last century and painted with vengeance, always sarcastic and critical eye. The Fondazione Terre Medicee devotes a major retrospective, featuring 120 paintings, etchings and drawings – many of them never-before-shown – to the painter. The show is called “La Commedia nell’Arte” which a play on the words: Commedia dell’Arte – the “nell” positions the Comedy INSIDE the Art.

And comedy reigns capricious in Maccari’s works.

From works produced during his tenure at the “Selvaggio” – the Italian magazine published during Italy’s fascist regime – to works produced in the 70s, Maccari made satirizing Italian morality and customs the center of his art.

The exhibition, which lasts until September 8th at the Palazzo Mediceo in Seravezza, is an opportunity to discover an Italian genius, and to get a window in the “Novecento Italiano.”

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We link to the Fondazione Terre Medicee’s exhibition website, here.

Mino Maccari
“La Commedia nell’Arte”
Until the 8th of September, 2013
Palazzo Mediceo
Seravezza
Hours: Monday through Friday from 5pm to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm and from 5pm to midnight.
Tickets: 6 euros (reduced rate: 4 euros)

For more information: Fondazione Terre Medicee – tel. 0584/757443 | info@terremedicee.it

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