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TRENTO LONGARETTI
Opere inedite

April 1 to May 28, 2007
Opening hours: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays: 10-12 am / 3.00 - 6.00 pm
Tickets: Euro 2.60   cut- rate tickets:  Euro 1.60

The exhibit will open on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 5.30 p.m

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Press release

This exhibition features works by Trento Longaretti that were never displayed before, a inique opportunity for art lovers that is part of the Museum’s program devoted to the analysis of contemporary art and today’s themes and subjects. We have thus the chance to “meet” yet another relevant artist of great artistic and moral value. Longaretti is definitely one of the protagonists of Italian modern art, particularly from the Lombardy region.
The fact that these works will be displayed for the first time makes this exhibit all the more interesting. These works appear to have no consistency in terms of sources of inspiration or correlation with each other, but actually they do have a constant, vibrating intensity to them that becomes a common identity.

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Musicante con strana chitarra e
donna in rosa
2006, olio su tela, cm 80 x 60
(Associazione Longaretti)

Vecchio musicante e
bambino bianco con il capretto
2007, olio su tela, cm 73 x 63
(Associazione Longaretti)

 

Trento Longaretti was born in Treviglio in 1916, and was taught by Aldo Carpi (director of Carrara Academy of art in Bergamo from 1958 to 1978). Longaretti has been an instrumental artist in the development of contemporary art in Lombardy through his intense personality and his indisputabile technical skills. His work started at the end of the 1930’s, when the first exhibits and reviews set in motion his honourable career that still continues today.
Successful exhibits both in Italy and abroad reward his intense artistic path; the themes that inspire him and his expressive choices are thoroughly examined and documented by a wide array of reviews and publications. Among the main subjects of his works we find solitude, pilgrimage, exile, poverty in the suburbs, dignity.

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Ragazza dall’abito rosso
Omaggio a Modì

2006, olio su tela, cm 60 x 45
(Associazione Longaretti)

L’organetto nero fra due mondi
2004, olio su tela, cm 60 x 80
(Associazione Longaretti)

 

These are not simply the subjects portrait in his paintings, but also elements of the artist’s soul.
What is the role of art and artists in their time and society? How can they help understand the reality we live in? This exhibition tries to answer these questions through this Master’s inspired works in an attempt to travel beyond the mere technicalities of art.

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Natura morta con fiori viola
2002, olio su tela, cm 50 x 60
(Associazione Longaretti)

La famiglia del teatrante in nero e rosso
2003, olio su tela, cm 50 x 70
(Associazione Longaretti)

 

The exhibit was designed by Claudio Rizzi and organized by Ad Acta Cultural Association. It intends to be an as exhaustive as possible overview of the long – around 70 years – and relentless activity of Longaretti, an artist who has become an example of rare, uncompromising and consistent professionalism.

Forty paintings from many different periods make for a dynamic and complete exhibit that will give a good understanding of the artist and his work.
A catalog will also be available that includes all the information about Longaretti’s career and paintings.

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