The Center for Italian Modern Art is working on a special project to bring new life to the 1927 book, Depero Futurista, a landmark of graphic design and avant-garde bookmaking, created by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero (1892-1960).
A look back at Fortunato Depero
This weekend, as the Fortunato Depero exhibition at the Juan March Foundation closes in Madrid, we take a look back at our inaugural installation with a series of videos featuring CIMA’s 2013-14 fellows Fabio Belloni and Raffaele Bedarida.
From advertising to painting: Depero’s Motociclista and the Bianchi company
In honor of the opening today at the Juan March Foundation in Madrid of the exhibition Depero Futurista, 1913-1950, we are pleased to present a guest post by Gianluca Poldi, a post-doctoral researcher in conservation science at the University of Bergamo, Italy.
Flora e fauna magica and Città meccanizzata dalle ombre: Seeking Inspiration in the Past
Depero and the Metropolis
What better idea than that of exposing in our New York City blog of CIMA two paintings by Fortunato Depero that underscore the vivacity and the dynamism of the metropolis. One currently exhibited in the exhibition, Reconstructing the Universe: Italian Futurism 1909-1944 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Fig. 1: Grattacieli e tunnel [Skyscrapers and Tunnel]),…
Inside the Magic Box: Io e mia moglie, 1919
In 1940 Depero wrote these lines about his painting, Io e Mia Moglie (I and My Wife), one of the only self-portraits he ever made: This painting is one of the first examples of a ‘psychological portrait.’ It was conceived in Viareggio in 1918 and finished in Rovereto in 1919. Made and inspired by the house that I lived in in the Tyrrhenian city.
Nuts and Bolts of a Portable Museum
Earlier this month, during Frieze and the other art fairs, hundreds of artists from all over the world came to New York and distributed business cards featuring their website or flashed their iPads to show their portfolio.
Welcome to the new blog of the Center for Italian Modern Art!
Welcome to CIMA’s blog! We look forward to sharing here some of the interesting behind-the-scenes activities, research, and experiences happening at the new Center for Italian Modern Art. CIMA’s fellows, staff, interns, and special guests will all be contributing posts.