Dudreville in Forlì
The XX century. Art and life in Italy between the two Wars.
The Fondazione di Forlì has developed the so called “Project ‘900”, a two-year course, (2012-13) dedicated to an historical – critical evaluation of the century that mostly changed the aspect of the town of Forlì and of its territory. An ensemble of events centered around two main exhibitions: the first one, “Wildt. The soul and the shapes from Michelangelo to Klimt”, already finished and the second one, still on show, called “ ‘900. The art between the two Wars”.
"The art between the two Wars” focuses on an insight into the Italian history of the XX century, particularly the period between the two World Wars. It also stresses the trends, movements, avant-guards, protagonists, subjects, characterizing the ‘20s and ‘30s.
The Exhibition is formed by 14 sections dealing with the subjects typical of that period, subjects that we can find in the works of the artists who joined the guidelines of the Fascist regime, by taking part to the competition and accepting public commissions, and those who participated to that climax in search for a new relationship between the needs of the times and the tradition between the art and the public.
The Cariplo Foundation has made the temporary loan of the painting by Leonardo Dudreville ’Amore discorso primo’, painted in 1924 representing a night view of a venetian building populated by several groups of people. A complex iconography staging six “paintings” on the subject of love.