For a history of painting: from Boccioni to Duchamp

13th February - 27th April 2007

opening: Monday 12th February 2007, 9pm.

On April 27th, 1957, Galleria Blu started its activity in Milan with a one-man exhibition of Mario Sironi. Fifty years have gone by since then, and Galleria Blu is still active today in the art exhibitions field and on the market, calling an international attention on itself.

The first exhibition celebrating this 50th anniversary - “For a history of painting” - is a glance into the past, indicating that also contemporary art (which the gallery often focuses on)  is paying attention to the works of some great masters who, at the beginning of the 20th century, laid the bases of an evolution of the art, still developing today.

The exhibition’s aim is to select a group of artists -from the early 20th century to surrealism- in order to find out, in their works, signals and routes that let us understand the history of painting over the last 100 years.
The artists here represented have different backgrounds and belong to different schools. They all show a strong  expressive personality: we go from Archipenko to Wols passing through Feininger, Ernst, Picasso, Nolde, Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Klee, Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Schwitters, Dix, Braque, Balla; Boccioni, Tanguy, Morandi, Giacometti, Duchamp, Schiele and Magritte.
The presence of exponents of cubism, futurism, surrealism, lyrical abstractionism and expressionism offers an important starting point for reflection and it is a first-class attraction. The fact that the selected works are made on paper indicates that Galleria Blu wants to go back to the origin of these artists’ creativity. We are sure that in these papers you will come closer to the idea that encourages each master’s research.

A thorough survey, so, reconstructing -through examples of certain quality- some of the most important periods of the history of art in the 20th century.

The exhibition will be presented in a preview at ARTEFIERA in BOLOGNA.