23 April – 8 May 2016
Exhibition venue: Museum of the Battle and Anghiari
Organization: Museum of the Battle and of Anghiari and Berardi Gallery
Event: Exhibition – Fausto Vagnetti: Berardi Gallery and Museum of the Battle and Anghiari
The retrospective on Fausto Vagnetti will be visible again at the Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari from 23 April to 8 May 2016 (opening hours: every day 9-18).
Saturday 9 April will be the last day of the exhibition of Fausto Vagnetti at the Berardi Gallery. For the occasion, new works by the author will be exhibited.
Fausto Vagnetti was a nationally renowned painter and academic. Born in Anghiarese (he was born in the current Sala del Sindaco, inside Palazzo Pretorio), he embarked on a career of design and the theorist of vision while still young, teaching as an adult at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the Faculty of Architecture of Rome (the first in Italy).
His work can be inscribed in a context of profound political (fascism) and formal (futurism and rationalism) changes but in contrast (spiritual, political, academic) he cultivates and makes it grow to completion a crystalline passion for pictorial representation through the laws that have distinguished Italian art from the Renaissance.
The careful analysis of space and perspective (his some manuals of perspective drawing) leads Vagnetti to have a very particular mastery of voids and light, rare, when compared with other contemporary authors. He leaves, in memory of his work, many works, few of public property, many still private and therefore enjoyed in intimacy. The presentation at the Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari is a brief, fleeting moment to enter Fausto Vagnetti’s pictorial intimacy.