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Who’s Afraid of Drawing?

Museo del Novecento, Milan

23 Nov 2018 - 24 Feb 2019

20th Century Italian Works on Paper

From Boccioni to Boetti, Futurism to Arte Povera, this exhibition charts the development of Italian art over the course of the 20th century by focusing on the medium of drawing. With more than 100 works on show, the exhibition considers how drawing has enabled new explorations of both figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationship between word and image, and image and sculpture. With its tongue-in-cheek title, it asks why works on paper have historically not received the same critical attention as other mediums.

The works are drawn from the Ramo Collection, a significant Milanese collection of some 600 works on paper. This is the first time they have been shown in public, and the exhibition coincides with the publication of the Ramo’s catalogue raisonné. Find out more from the Museo del Novecento’s website. 

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Controluce (1910), Umberto Boccioni

Controluce (1910), Umberto Boccioni. Ramo Collection

 

Diario, Maria Lai

Diario (1979), Maria Lai. Ramo Collection

Untitled (Facezie), Tancredi

Untitled (Facezie) (1960), Tancredi. Ramo Collection

Untitled, Afro

Untitled (1961), Afro. Ramo Collection

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