Within the splendid setting of Villa Fiorentino, the Fondazione Sorrento, in collaboration with the Comune of Sorrento, presents the exhibit “Mario Sironi: Pittura - Grande Decorazione – Illustrazione,” a grand event that pairs perfectly well with the Sorrentine spring, open to the public until April 20th.
On view are works from the collections of Andrea Sironi Straußwald, Galleria Cinquantasei and other, private collectors. The exposition is divided into three sections, making for a total of 80 pieces: La Pittura or Painting (from the 1920s to 1961), La Grande Decorazione or Grand Decor (from 1934 to 1938) and L'Illustrazione, Illustration (1915 to 1925).
The exhibit and catalogue propose a passionate reading of Mario Sironi's ouevre; this extraordinary Italian artist, a proponent of Giovanni Testori and plenty of other important scholars, was in the company of Picasso as a protagonist of the European art history that was made in the 1900s.
It is Pablo Picasso to whom Villa Fiorentino will dedicate another exhibit, May 30th to October 12th.
Art events such as these - ever more frequent given the effots of the Comune of Sorrento and the Fondazione Sorrento - render this city south of Naples an increasingly important point of reference for art lovers and for, in particular, apasionados for 20th-Century creativity.