This cycle of paintings by divisionist master Angelo Morbelli may be viewed once again, until 6 January 2019, in its original composition after more than a century.
His six canvases on the theme of old age, painted for the 5th International Art Exhibition in Venice in 1903, depict the ambience at the Pio Albergo Trivulzio in Milan, the largest hospice for the indigent elderly in town.
The implementation of this project in the Venetian museum, which preserves one of the six paintings acquired at the 5th International Exhibition, brings a key work by this great artist back to Venice and returns a vision of his lost Poem to the public and to scholars.
The exhibition includes a selection of works by Luigi Nono, Lino Selvatico, Émile Claus, Ettore Tito and Ignacio Zuloaga, exhibited at the Biennale in 1903 and then purchased by Venetian institutions for Ca’ Pesaro.
Curator, Giovanna Ginex.