LONG JOURNEY FROM THE NORTH"
1877 - 1915 Abruzzo in the paintings of Scandinavian Artists
Civita d’Antino and Zahrtmann's School.
OPENING SATURDAY 4 JULY 2009 H. 18.00
7. – 31. July 2009
Maison des Arts – Fondazione Pescarabruzzo
C.so Umberto I, 83
Pescara - Italy
The Foundation Pescarabruzzo and the cultural association Culture Tracks
organize from the 4th until the 31st of
July 2009, at the exhibition hall of the Foundation - Maison
des Arts in C.so Umberto I, n.
The exhibition brings together
30 works, all of private collectors, to recount the extraordinary story of the
colony of Scandinavian artists that for over thirty years, between the end of
'800 and the early '900, attended Abruzzo and the
Artists of northern
Enchanted by the landscape with mountains surrounded by beech, from the healthy air and especially by the goodness of its inhabitants, Zahrtmann started there his summer art school.
The earthquake that struck the Marsicain area in 1915, and the death of the master Zahrtmann in 1917, ended this long creative season.
The works, including paintings
by Peter Hansen, GF Clement, K. Zahrtmann, A. S. Danneskjold-Samsoe, K. Sinding
and others, evoke images, places and people who testify as our land has been a
great source of inspiration and this exhibition wants to testify that it is
also today. In the exhibition there is also a painting of the Swedish artist
Anders Trulson, who died in
The exhibition includes also paintings by two contemporary Danish artists: Kirsten Murhart and Helle Fibiger.
The exhibition, whose inauguration is scheduled for 18:00 Saturday, July 4, will open with an introductory lecture at the conference hall of the Foundation Pescarabruzzo (ground floor) and it will be accompanied by the projection of the documentary-video "Zahrtmann's School in Civita d'Antino" by the arch. Piero Moscone.
At the conference: Prof.
Nicola Mattoscio (President of the Foundation Pescarabruzzo); Avv. Luigi Arbore Mascia (Mayor of Pescara),
Dr. Katia Di Simone (President of Culture Tracks), Dr.
The exhibition will remain open until 31 July 2009 - with the following hours 18:00 to 20:00 from Tuesday to Saturday. Free admission.
For more information: tel. +39 347.7906812 - +39 338.1238720
Fondazione Pescarabruzzo Tel. +39 085.4219109 - Fax +39 085.4219380