A portrait of Corrado Ricci, scholar, museologist,art historian and oustanding cultural official in Italy.
As part of the program of exhibitions and events devoted to major themes and figures of art criticism and the history of modern and contemporary art, the Museo d’Arte, the Museo Nazionale IN Ravenna and the Biblioteca Classense are paying tribute to Corrado Ricci on the 150th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition retraces Ricci’s biography, bringing together the works he encountered in his various functions. Ricci as museologist, with his acquisitions for the Pinacoteca di Brera, the works by Lotto and Moroni for the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, the self-portraits chosen for the Uffizi and the works by Parmigianino and Carracci for the Farnese Collection. Ricci the official, whose care for the national heritage is testified by a section devoted to Italian landscape in the late nineteenth century, with the works of the major Italian landscapists (Caffi, Fontanesi, Signorini). Finally Ricci the art historian: his critical ideas, studies and writings, accompanied by works by Barocci, Cagnacci, Reni, Rembrandt as engraver and the masterpieces of Lorenzetti and Beccafumi.