Twenty years after the great exhibition at the Mole Antonelliana, Macchiaioli return to Turin in the halls of Palazzo Bricherasio. The exhibition features Telemaco Signorini's masterpiece, L'alzaia, and Giovanni Fattori's Ave Maria, shown to the public after fifty years.
This fascinating itinerary among more than 100 works focuses on the original and rigorous relation between Macchiaioli and the “principles of truth” through the works of Signorini, Fattori, Lega, De Tivoli, D’Ancona and Sernesi. Beginning from the first paintings of the 1880, the exhibition is divided in 8 sections, highlighting their distinctive elements. From the invention of the “macchia” (“spot”), tool and emblem of the movement, to a new way of relating to the landscape; from the sublimation of the theme of work and everyday life in Italy to international influences (the paintings of fields of Breton, the Dutch influence of the interiors by Stevens and Tissot). Finally, paintings by the artist belonging to the second generation (Gioli, Canicci, Ferroni) and the examples of the individual career that each painter began at the end of the Nineteenth century.