The Venetian artists included in History of Art pages are many. Among the ones dedicated to the Twentieth century, is painter and engraver Emilio Vedova, but also an intellectual, a partisan and… a revolutionary. Revolutionary in always stating his thoughts clearly, and for his way of “making” art, meant as a civil commitment.
Here then is “Vedova Revolution”, a major exhibition conceived and planned by the Emilio e Annabianca Vedova Foundation and co-produced with M9 – 1900s Museum in Mestre, recounting this great artist’s point of view by confronting visitors with “hot” chapters in recent history, from the rubble of the Second World War to events in international politics which shocked the world in the Sixties, Seventies right up to the Twenty-first century. One hundred and thirty works are featured, between installations and hanging artworks which will not fail to amaze the public due to their explosive expressive force and astonishing contemporaneity.
The exhibition circuit is presented along two levels of interpretation: “On the one hand – explains curator Gabriella Belli – painting is the protagonist, with the giant format of the artworks, the powerful strokes, the strength of matter and colour, on the other, the historical account, with about a dozen works arranged in a chronological sequence, like lay Stations of the cross, on the white walls of the room’s perimeter”.