curated by Laura Cherubini
Galleria Russo aims to create, with the curatorship of Laura Cherubini, a dutiful homage to Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco, a great figure of art historian, multifaceted personality, brilliant scholar and creator of unforgettable exhibitions.
The field of interests of Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco was very broad: it ranged from the Baroque to D’Annunzio painters, from Futurism to Metaphysics, from the Roman School to the School of Piazza del Popolo up to the most contemporary artists.
From the monumental monograph on Bernini (written with his brother Marcello) to Report 60, published in the course of work in 1966, he was a pioneer, precursor of many studies, often addressing topics that are currently little known or not sufficiently evaluated and studied.
We will try to give an account of this varied panorama very briefly in the gallery exhibition which, starting with some works in the critic’s collection, jealously preserved by his wife Beatrice Mirri, will present a sampling of his vast interests.
It will be essential to start with at least one work from the Baroque, the true driving force of all his studies, and then develop the exhibition through works by Duilio Cambellotti, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio de Chirico, Savinio, Mario Mafai, Scipione, Alberto Ziveri, Piero Dorazio , Tano Festa, Mariani… (about twenty-five works are expected). Fagiolo dell’Arco dedicated splendid monographs to some of these artists.