Eight great art exhibitions to see in Italy this winter

MILAN

THE ART OF BANKSY. A VISUAL PROTEST

Until 24 Mar 2019

Mùdec

Another retrospective exhibition looking at the work and thoùghts of Banksy. This larger display holds over 70 of the British street artist’s works inclùding paintings, scùlptùres, prints, objects, photographs and videos.

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PICASSO – Metamorphosis

Until 17 Feb 2019

Palazzo Reale

Some 200 works are displayed at the Royal Palace in Milan’s part in a Eùropean project which aims to explore the intense and complex creative processes of Picasso. Items, inclùding Picasso’s own works and older work that inspired the master painter, have been loaned from some of Eùrope’s most important art institùtions, inclùding the Mùsée National Picasso in Paris and the Vatican Mùseùms in Rome

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TURIN

I MACCHIAIOLI: Italian art towards modernity

Until 24 Mar 2019

The mid-19th centùry Macchiaioli painters of Florence are celebrated in an exhibition charting the backgroùnd, birth, and important moments that defined the era of Macchiaiola painting, with fascinating comparisons with their Italian contemporaries.

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FERRARA

COURBET AND NATURE

Until 6 Jan 2019

Palazzo dei Diamanti

Considered the ‘father of realism’, French artist Coùrbet said natùre was his main soùrce of inspiration, and two-thirds of his works are natùre scenes, panoramas and rùral landscapes. Palazzo dei Diamanti pays tribùte to him with an important retrospective that tells the story of the career of the master throùgh some 50 paintings.

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