And the exhibits will span through very different genres, ages and places: from French Impressionists to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, to last century's photographers and their muses from all over the world. It's an extraordinary chance to know more about the locations too, some very appealing ones: Museo Revoltella, the mansion where once dwelled Baron Pasquale Revoltella, also houses the Modern Art Gallery; Salone degli Incanti is a stunning, huge neo-classical building from the early XX century, originally meant for the city's fish market; Magazzino delle Idee is a multicultural centre, and it's part of the former dock headquarters.
Impressionism at Museo Revoltella
Masterpieces by French painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Eugène Delacroix and Gustave Courbet are already on display at Museo Revoltella. “Monet e gli Impressionisti in Normandia” (Monet and Impressionists in Normandy) will be up until June 5th, with more than 70 works coming from the Collection Peindre en Normandie, Musée Marmottan Monet (Paris), Belvedere Museum (Wien), Musée Eugène-Boudin (Honfleur) and other private collections. With the same ticket, besides the exhibit, visitors will be able to see also Trieste's Modern Art Gallery including works by great contemporary Italian artists such as Giorgio De Chirico, Arnaldo Pomodoro and Lucio Fontana. Free entry if you book one night in Trieste: click here for more info.
Frida Kahlo at Salone degli Incanti
Her art was disruptive, as well as her personal life. And the aim of the sensory exhibition “Frida Kahlo – Il Caos Dentro” (Frida Kahlo, The Inner Chaos) at Salone degli Incanti (picture on the right) is to engage visitors in an immersive journey through Frida Kahlo's world. Thanks to modlight technology, visitors will enjoy an incredibly realistic view of 15 famous self-portraits (dated from 1926 to 1949). Also on display works by her husband Diego Rivera, and pictures by Colombian photojournalist Leo Matiz, coming from his foundation in Bogotà.
The exhibit will open on March 12th (up to July 23rd). Free entry if you book one night in Trieste (click here for more info), and for owners of FVGCard. Tickets are available online on the following websites: www.ticketone.it and www.etes.it.
Opening times: Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 8.30pm / Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9.30am – 9pm.
Women in photography at Magazzino delle Idee
100 years of photography retraced through 90 works, celebrating women both as artists and muses. Opening on March 19th (up to June 26th) at Magazzino delle Idee in Trieste, the photo exhibit “Io, lei, l’altra – Ritratti e autoritratti fotografici di donne artiste” (Me, her, the other – Photo portraits and self-portraits of female artists) will put on display astonishing images, from Wanda Wulz to Cindy Sherman, from Florence Henri to Nan Goldin.
The exhibit will feature women-centred photos by male artists such as Man Ray, Edward Weston, Henry Cartier-Bresson and Robert Mapplethorpe, and portraits and self-portraits by female artists and photographers like Inge Morath, Vivian Maier and Marina Abramović. There will be different sections, including “Artiste e modelle” (Artists and models), devoted to the ones who created but also inspired others as muses, for example Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar and Friulian-born Tina Modotti.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 7pm / Closed on Mondays.
Cover Photo: Museo Revoltella – taken from Museo Revoltella's official Facebook page
Inside Photo: Salone degli Incanti – taken from Salone degli Incanti's official Facebook page