Piero Marussig. Camera con vista su Trieste
Thursday July 07, 2022 – Sunday October 09, 2022
At the Sartorio museum there is an exhibition that pays tribute to one of the greatest exponents of the art of the 20th century in Trieste and in Italy
«I returned to Trieste to my house in the countryside. And there I started to reflect and check myself about nature. In Paris I painted my own version of a sort of post-impressionism; in Trieste I made landscapes in which I wanted to render above all the units of colour. I wasn't looking for the colour of the objects: reality seemed to me dominated by a luminous irradiation, of which I studied to grasp the tonal sense [...]».
In 1906 Piero Marussig returned to Trieste after staying in Munich, Rome, Vienna, Paris: he bought a villa in the hills, later known as Villa Maria, now semi-destroyed, a buen retiro, source of inspiration and true subject of many of his works, some of which are exhibited until October 9 at the Civic Museum Sartorio in Trieste for the exhibition "Piero Marussig. Camera con vista su Trieste", promoted by the Municipality of Trieste - Department of Culture and Tourism Policies and curated by art historians Alessandra Tiddia, curator and conservator at the Mart-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, and Lorenza Resciniti, conservator of the Civic Sartorio Museum of Trieste.
The exhibition pays tribute to Piero Marussig, one of the greatest leaders of the art of the 20th century in Trieste and in Italy, with some undisputed masterpieces from the Civic Museum Revoltella and private collections, as evidenced by Elena Pontiggia, historian and art critic of clear fame and Nicoletta Colombo, art historian and director of the homonymous art studio in Milan, authors together with Alessandra Tiddia of the catalogue dedicated to Piero Marussig and Claudia Gian Ferrari Un omaggio triestino (published by Trart at the end of 2020).
The exhibition project, curated by art historian Federica Luser for Trart, presents the highlights of Marussig's work. That of Trieste collected in the villa of Chiadino and that of Milan in which the artist is the protagonist of the Novecento Italiano season