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  Osvaldo Licini, Amalasuntha on a Green Background, 1949

Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away

22 SEPTEMBER 2018 - 14 JANUARY 2019
Peggy Guggenheim Collection | Venice, Italy

Sixty years after Osvaldo Licini (1894-1958) was awarded the Grand Prize for painting at the 29th Venice Biennale, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection commemorates this great Italian master with a highly awaited retrospective curated by Luca Massimo Barbero.

One of the most original and elusive personalities of the Italian art scene in the first half of the 20th century, Licini's career was characterized by moments of crisis and sudden stylistic changes.

With a selection of more than 100 works, this exhibition sheds a new light on the fundamental coherence at the core of Licini’s work. It demonstrates, in spite of a seemingly disruptive and tormented path, that the artist's breaks were actually stages of a singular experience that allowed Licini to impose himself as a great protagonist of Italian and international modernism.

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Osvaldo Licini, Amalasuntha on a Green Background (1949)
Gori-Fattoria di Celle Collection, Pistoia
Photo Carlo Chiavacci, Pistoia
© Osvaldo Licini, by SIAE 2018

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