HOMAGE TO MIRO ROMAGNA

Thursday 13 October 2016 PAINTING 5.00 pm – free admission

An exhibition to remember one of the great interpreters of the light and dynamism of the landscape of the Venetian lagoon, through a selection of his paintings. The work of Miro Romagna is made of flashes of light, of fleeting, summary gesture-marks that manage to bring together on the canvas the luminous vibrations of a city, its buildings and its waterways, the lagoon, the sea, vistas, glimpses of everyday life. Born in Venice in 1927, Miro Romagna died in 2006. His paintings carried on the great landscape tradition of Venice and the Veneto into the post-war period. This was the tradition of Filippo De Pisis, Marco Novati, Carlo Cherubini, Neno Mori (who was one of Romagna’s teachers) and many other artists. Romagna’s career as an artist began at the age of fifteen when, in 1948, he exhibited alongside artists of the calibre of Guido Cadorin and Carlo Dalla Zorza in a collective exhibition in the “Sala Napoleonica” of the Museo Correr. This was followed, from 1949 onwards by participation in the collective exhibitions at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, and thereafter by dozens of solo exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Many of his works can be found in public galleries and private collections. During the 1999-2000 academic year, a degree thesis was dedicated to him at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Its title: “Miro Romagna, painter and singer of the light of Venice”.

Exhibition curated by Emanuele Horodniceanu.

On display until 27 October.

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