The exhibition, which will continue until April 26, 2020, aims to investigate the way in which the landscape was perceived and represented artistically from 1850 to the present day, highlighting the changes in the field of aesthetics and of 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.