Date(s) - 19 Oct, 2021 - 27 Feb, 2022
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
About the display
Milan’s Palazzo Reale pays tribute to the Realismo Magico (Magic Realism), a specific declination of Italian art between the two world wars with the exhibition “Realismo Magico. Uno Stile Italiano”.
“Realistic precision of contours, solidity of matter firmly placed on the ground; and all around like an atmosphere of magic that makes one feel, through an intense restlessness, almost another dimension into which our life is projected…”; the definition of this particular style provided by journalist and writer Massimo Bontempelli in the late 1920s is expressed throughout the precious works on display.
What’s on display?
The more than 80 works among paintings, sculptures, drawings, from great masters of Italian art spanning from Casorati to Carrà, from Sironi to Funi, up to Oppi and Martini, the wider public can return to the effervescent climate of the period ranging from 1920 to 1935.
The itinerary, which is set in a chronological-philological order, revolves around Italian masterpieces of this specific artistic and cultural climate, but is also intertwined with a selection of works from the so-called German ‘New Objectivity’. Moreover, the masterpieces on display are also compared to works by Margherita Sarfatti.