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WILLIAM CONGDON A VENEZIA (1948-1960): UNO SGUARDO AMERICANO

“William Congdon is the only painter, after Turner, who has realized Venice, its mystery, his poetry, its passion. His expressive way is modern, his understanding as old as the city itself. He has been able to respond to actual essence of many centuries and melts this vision in a dream so fantastic and beautiful that his paintings leave without breath”. These the words of Peggy Guggenheim in 1953, expressing her enthusiasm referred to “Venezie” of Congdon. The exhibition accommodated in the spaces of Ca'Foscari Exposures, cured from Giuseppe Barbieri and Silvia Burini, with the precious contribution of Rodolfo Balzarotti, re-unites many of the more meaningful outcomes of the production of William Congdon on the Venetian subject, between the first “Piazze” of 1948 and “Crocefisso 1b” (1960), realized after the clamorous conversion to the catholic church that ended in order to exclude it from the system and the market of American art. The works exposed come from Congdon Foundation and American private collections, from numerous American museums and from English University of Cambridge. The burlaps of Congdon will be exposed on the noble plan, placed side by side from blowups of his Venetian stay, from showcases with letters and sketches, from the projection of designs, diagrams and works of Venetian subject.

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from May 5, 12 to Jul 8, 12
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Ca' Foscari Esposizioni
Dorsoduro 3246 Venezia
Centro Storico
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