The Macchiaioli were a group of Italian painters active in Tuscany in the second half of the 19th century, who, breaking with the antiquated conventions taught by the Italian academies of art, did much of their painting outdoors in order to capture natural light, shade, and colours. This practice relates the Macchiaioli to the French Impressionists who came to prominence a few years later, although the Macchiaioli pursued somewhat different purposes.
The exhibition opens at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome for the first time and offers the chance to see important paintings by the Macchiaioli and others,
within the context of the collections that originally held them. The works that belonged to great collections of the past, for example those of Cristiano Banti,
Diego Martelli, Rinaldo Carnielo, Edoardo Bruno, Gustavo Sforni, Mario Galli, Enrico Checcucci,
Camillo Giussani and Mario Borgiotti are now mostly in private collections and represent the core of the most important 19th-century Italian movement in painting.
The over 110 works on display are the gems of the rich collections of great art patrons of the period. This exhibition arranged in 9 sections, each named after the collection of provenance, enables the visitor to discover the Macchiaioli.
From Mar 16th to September 4th 2016
Monday to Friday 10 am > 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am > 9 pm
Ticket service is available until 1 hour before closing.
Chiostro del Bramante, Via Arco della Pace 5, 00186 Rome