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Exhibitions | From 27/10/2008 to 24/01/2009

The other side of the soul. Portraits by Giovanni Fattori

The other side of the soul. Portraits by Giovanni Fattori

Discovering the sensitive portraits by Giovanni Fattori

The exhibition aims to focus on one of the lesser-known aspects of the Tuscan artist's complex personality, his great talent as portrait painter. Fattori’s work is usually dominated by military subjects, battle scenes, soldiers in encampments or infantry units at rest, but this exhibition wants to analyse a different theme; portraits.

An extraordinary selection of portraits which mark Fattori’s artistic career are on display. Some portraits have never been seen, while others are well known to the general public. The exhibition is divided into seven sections where more than 70 works are arranged. The exhibition aims to give the exact measure of Fattori's high technical and creative value as a central figure in the renewal of portraiture in modern Italian art.

The exhibition pays tribute to Giovanni Fattori (1825 – 1908) on the centenary of his death.

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