BNL BNP Paribas Group, confirms its commitment to the diffusion of art, by granting the loan of an important piece of the Banks collection “Piramide di mele” by the artist Gino Severini (image on the left). The painting – oil on wood, dated 1938 – was exhibited for the first time at the Third Quadrennial-Feb. 5/July 22, 1939.
The exhibition is dedicated to the masterpieces of ‘900 Italian art and is promoted by the Fondazione Federico II and ARS – Sicilian Region Association – it will be on display in the Duke of Montalto rooms in the historic and picturesque “Palazzo Reale” in Palermo, better known as the “Palazzo Normanni” – and is included in the UNESCO World heritage List.
A chronological exhibition that aims to document, the artistic period of the last century, part of a great past with an eye toward the future which marked the fertile utopias of those years. Among the artists in the exhibition as well as Gino Severini, visitors can admire works of Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carra, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Mafai, Capogrossi, Antonietta Raphael, Corrado Cagli, Renato Guttuso, Filippo De Pisis. All works are loans from museums, historical archives, private collections and Foundations.
BNL continuously supports art, by granting loans of its vast art collection, to major exhibitions in Italy and worldwide.
Finally, to enhance BNL’s initiatives in the cultural environment and ensure viewing to a wider and more interactive audience, the Bank opened an Instagram account @bnl_cultura, which is dedicated to BNL’s activities in the art world in general , film and music.
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Exhibition: Novecento italiano – una storia
Palermo Palazzo Reale – Sale Duca di Montalto from March 25 to August 31, 2017