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A Venetian in Venice. Gennaro Favai’s exhibition at Ca’ Pesaro
Written by Anna Trevisan   

08-chiesa-della-salute_590-490.jpgThanks to the personal exhibition on his art, Venice rediscovers a too long forgotten artist: painter Gennaro Favai. Ca’ Pesaro museum dedicates him, a cosmopolitan and a traveller who saw both the XIX and XX centuries, a retrospective collecting more than 200 among drawings, paintings, and engravings.

 

He participated in Venice Biennale in 1907, then moved to the United States in 1912 and to London in 1914, where he looked for inspiration in the art of Turner and Brangwyn. He also sojourned in Taormina, Siracusa, and Capri, whose profound influence on his vision of landscape we cannot help but perceive in all his later work.

 

gennaro-favai-visioni-e-orizzonti-1879-19581.jpgThe exhibition is divided in three, a series of nocturnal and decadent vedutas proper of his first period, followed by Mediterranean-inspired art bursting with light and strength, and by his last period’s bird’s-eye views on Venice. Sealing the exhibit, a section on contemporary Medardo Rosso, Modigliani, and Raoul Dufy.

 

 «Gennaro Favai. Visioni e Orizzonti 1879–1958»
Until 11 March - Ca' Pesaro-San Stae

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