“Arcadia and Apocalisse: Italian landscapes in 150 years of art, photography, video and installations” | Pontedera, PALP
21 January 2020 - 26 April 2020
ore: 10:00 - 20:00
PALP Palazzo Pretorio Pontedera
Piazza Curtatone e Montanara
The PALP Pontedera, hosts the exhibition Arcadia and Apocalypse. Italian landscapes in 150 years of art, photography, video and installations, promoted by the Pontedera Foundation for Culture, the exhibition investigate the way in which the landscape was perceived and artistically represented from 1850 to the present day, highlighting the changes in terms of aesthetics and representative codes and at the same time trying to raise awareness among visitors about environmental degradation.
Through a long story that uses pictorial, sculptural, decorative arts, photography and new media – from the mid-nineteenth century to today – the exhibition revolves around creative thinking about the landscape, a pictorial genre inherited from the eighteenth century as a reflection of nature in art, in contrast to mythological and historical painting, which frees itself from its stereotypes but does not disappear, due to the ability of the landscape itself to profoundly renew its meanings and representative codes, to reflect the radical transformations of Italian artistic culture and society as a whole.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 19:00;
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00 – 20:00
Tickets: full € 8,00, reduced € 6,00