What made you become interested in Art History?
My passion for Art History started when I visited the Tate Modern as a teenager, and it never abandoned me. I still clearly remember the aesthetic shock I perceived when I saw their collection: a sense that all these inexplicably, uncannily beautiful masterpieces were somehow talking…Continue reading >>
A different summer. Actually, for many of us, in Italy and elsewhere in the world, this summer was not so different from other ones, if we were lucky enough to survive the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic without tragic loss in our families. We just have to wear masks, avoid crowds, and be more…Continue reading >>
After March 13, 2020, when CIMA was forced to close its doors due to the public health crisis, we called on past fellows to reflect on their experience at CIMA, what they were currently working on, and how they were dealing with the strict lockdown.
Enjoy Franco Baldasso’s testimony in two parts here.
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CIMA’s exhibition which was intended to be on view through June 13th, 2020, was closed to the public prematurely on March 13th, 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Behind closed doors we shipped back to our generous lenders these female nudes at the end of last month.
For those of you who were…Continue reading >>
Written by CIMA Fall 2020 Fellow, Claudia Daniotti.
Among the artworks featuring in the exhibition Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes, two bronze reliefs are displayed side by side. Not only do they encapsulate perfectly the theme of the show, that is, the representation of the female body, but also exemplify a key feature in Marini’s artistic…Continue reading >>
With our spaces closed, we continue our online tour of the current exhibition, Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes.
This life-size sculpture constitutes a ‘point of arrival’ for Marini’s research before the fracture in his artistic production, caused by the war experience and his self-exile in Switzerland. This bronze, once again, has a very belabored surface,…Continue reading >>
Read on for a detailed mini tour of three more of the pieces (currently not) on view at CIMA.
– Figura Seduta, 1944: As Marini returned to the female nude throughout the 1930s and 40s, his treatment of the subject had both moments of stasis and flux. Figura Seduta (Seated Figure)
exemplifies the artist’s flexibility…Continue reading >>
It is with great sadness that today, 29th of April, CIMA mourns the loss of Germano Celant, art critic and curator, certainly one of the most influential figures in the art world since the ‘60s.
Celant is mostly known to be the one that, in 1967, coined the term “Arte Povera” to name a new…Continue reading >>
We continue our virtual tour of Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes with three more pieces included in the show. Sadly we do not know whether we will have an opportunity to re-open this exhibition to the public (it is scheduled to close June 13, 2020), so we hope you will enjoy this descriptive guide.
– Danzatrice,…Continue reading >>