Devalle at Mart
Where? Mart, Rovereto
The first Italian retrospective on a great master of Italian painting
75 paintings divided in 9 different moments narrate the whole creativity path of the artist Beppe Devalle, including the more recent unreleased production
The Mart of Rovereto dedicates a retrospective to Beppe Devalle (Torino, 1940 – Milano, 2013), painter and teacher before the Albertine Academy of Turin, and then at the Brera Academy in Milan. Between the great masters of the Italian contemporary painting, Beppe Devalle looked carefully at the history of art, to find a new communicative strength.
The exhibition is divided in 9 moments or periods, all of the are displayed in the rooms of Mart:
- the post-informal and the surrealistic ancestries, mentors Gorky and Klee, 1961-1963
- the discovery of the technique of collage and the new pop language U.S.A. in the formal European translation, 1963-1966
- the seduction of the three dimensions and of spatiality in a different meaning of the American and Italian environment, 1966-1970
- The photomontage first time and the precious subalternity of photography, 1970-1976
- The photomontage second time and the figure in the environment, 1977-1983
- The dead nature and the study of drawing with colorful pencils and pastels, 1984-1989
- the wide formats and collage for chronicles of violence and familiar subjects, 1990-1997-2002
- the wide formats, the collage and portraits of strong psychological meaning, 2002-2008
- the wide formats, the collage and portraits with a predominance of the use of pastels, 2009-2012
Through the paintings, the collage and the wide format works, the photomontage, the environments and most of all the portraits, fascinated by the protagonists pf the spectacle, of politics and information, Devalle observes the seductive characteristics of the contemporary society.
The echibition is a choral project cured by an excellent scientific committee, formed by scholars that met and worked with Devalle: Carlo Bertelli, Paolo Biscottini, Barbara Cinelli, Flavio Fergonzi, Daniela Ferrari, Maria Mimita Lamberti, Sandra Pinto, Giovanni Romano, Dario Trento, Alessandro Taiana.
The group was sustained by the precious coordination of Maria Teresa and Jolanda Devalle, respectively wife and daughter of the artist.