Collateral exhibition 18th Edition
In partnership with: Estemio Serri e Alan Serri
Another significant choice is that of hosting, fifty-five years after his death, an exhibition dedicated to Mario Sironi, a painter who epitomizes nineteenth-century Italian art.”Mario Sironi: illustration, painting, grand decoration” is the title of the exhibition curated by Estemio Serri and Alan Serri for Edizioni Cinquantasei Bologna and Cinquantasei Art Gallery, and which will be staged in the “Parma Art Fair” section.
Connoisseurs and visitors can admire ninety works, most of them pervaded by the traits that define Sironi’s artistic output: a constant sense of loneliness and existential pessimism. A distant, solitary, silent art characterized by dark and smoky environments such as his suburbs, the settings inhabited by his daily-life heroes.
These works, mostly from the collection of the artist’s nephew, Andrea Sironi Straußwald, are organized in three sections: Painting, which includes his works from the 1920s to 1961; Grand Decoration(from 1934 to 1938); Illustration(from 1915 to 1925).
The most eagerly awaited work is “Il Mito“, the great fresco painted between 1936 and 1937 by the artist originally from Sardinia, and which is being presented to the public for the first time in its restored version at Mercanteinfiera.
The work, in mixed technique on sketch paper laid on canvas, and whose market value is estimated at 380,000 Euro, was displayed for eight years in the entrance to the Art Collection of the Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente (Society for Fine Arts and Permanent Exhibition) in Milan.