Da Guercino a Caravaggio. From Guercino to Caravaggio.
Sir Denis Mahon e l'Arte Italiana del XVII secolo. Sir Denis Mahon and Italian Art in seventeenth century. (Italian and English Text).
- Series: Cataloghi Mostre, 57
- Pages and Illustrations: 180, 50 colour ill.
- Publication Year: 2014
Gli studi sull'arte italiana del seicento di Sir Denis Mahon sono un patrimonio indiscusso della storiografia internazionale. Ma a quattro anni dalla sua scomparsa, le modalit
Sir Denis Mahons studies on 17th-century Italian art are an unquestionable asset for international scholarship. Four years from his passing, the nature and development of Mahons long work survive as memories that Italy is called to acknowledge and cherish as a prized possession. From the 1930s onwards - with only a short break during the war - Mahon constantly visited cities, museums, art exhibitions, scholars, collectors and antique dealers in Italy. Few foreign art historians have followed the events related to Italian art history as closely as Mahon - from the point of view both of ongoing research and management of the countrys cultural heritage, including restorations. The passing years in no way weakened his interest or ability to acquire information, explore matters and benefit others through his advice. Behind all this lies Mahons remarkable commitment to his profession as an art historian. This aspect, however, is part of Italys heritage and the present exhibition is designed to celebrate it. Indeed, the exhibition springs from Mahons own plans. In the last years of his life, Mahon had been planning an exhibition to present some of the exemplary cases that had marked his career as a scholar. What has now taken the form of a respectful and heartfelt tribute was originally conceived as a further assessment, which would extend the method that Mahon had followed as a beacon throughout his life: the viewing and comparing of paintings.
Presentazioni / Presentations
Introduzione / Introduction
Prefazione / Preface
Saggi / Essays
Sir Denis Mahon (1910-2011)
Sir Denis Mahon (1910-2011) (Nicolas Penny)
Sir Denis Mahon storico dell'arte e collezionista (David Ekserdjian)
Sir Denis Mahons Bequest to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (Tim Knox)
Lumorismo lieto e lelegante noncuranza di Sir Denis Mahon: gli studi sul Guercino
Sir Denis Mahons blithe sense of humour and elegant nonchalance: studies on Guercino (Luigi Ficacci)
Presenza di Longhi e Mahon negli studi caravaggeschi degli anni cinquanta del Novecento
Presence of Longhi and Mahon in the Caravaggio studies of the 1950s (Mina Gregori)
Caravaggio, Scipione Borghese e il mancato ritorno a Roma
Caravaggio, Scipione Borghese and the Failure to Return to Rome (Anna Coliva)
Come dipingeva il Caravaggio
How Caravaggio painted (Mina Gregori)
Caravaggio e i suoi contemporanei negli scritti degli storici dellarte russi del Novecento
Caravaggio and his contemporaries in the writings of 20th-century
Russian art historians (Sergey Androsov)
Catalogo / Catalogue
Bibliografia / Bibliography
L'architettura di Apollodoro nella cultura classica. Catalogo della mostra. Damasco 2001-2002 20 dicembre-20 gennaio.€ 274,00Catalogo della mostra. Roma 1997. 4 febbraio-27 aprile. Museo Napoleonico.€ 58,00L'arte perduta del disegno.€ 114,00 € 57,00
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