Fortuny and Wagner. Wagner in visual arts in Italy
07/12/2012 - 19/03/2013
From 7 December 2012 to 3 March 2013, Palazzo Fortuny di Venezia will host the exhibition Fortuny e Wagner. Il wagnerismo nelle arti visive in Italia, is the result of long research on the influence both from an iconographic and aesthetic perspective of Richard Wagner and the “wagnerism” of visual arts in Italy between the end of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century.
For the first time, the public is able to see the entire Wagner cycle of Mariano Fortuny, including 47 paintings and numerous etchings shown together with the works of other Italian authors who were inspired by characters and scenes from Wagner’s musical plays. 2013 is the year of the bicentenary from Wagner’s birth..
The exhibition ends with a selection of works of important authors such as Antoni Tàpies, Bill Viola, Anselm Kiefer, which document the influence which Wagner has on contemporary artists.