10-25 February 2024
"Red Hall" of the Diocesan Museum Francesco Gonzaga

Francesco Gonzaga Diocesan Museum February 10-25, 2024

Vernissage Saturday, February 10, 2024 4 p.m.

Curated by Silvia Girometti

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of master William Girometti (Milan, 1924-Bologna, 1998), the Museo diocesano Francesco Gonzaga is dedicating a retrospective exhibition to the surrealist artist, curated by his daughter-art historian Silvia Girometti, who also authored the monograph tracing his artistic life, published by Il Rio.

The occasion is intended to shine a light back on one of the last protagonists of the Italian Surrealist season, providing a rich and precise reading, along with interpretative keys to paintings, sculptures and drawings. Twenty-five years after his death, Girometti's work still shines with originality and attention to references, starting with the lesson of the twentieth-century avant-gardes. Metamorphoses, figure hybridizations and chess-related symbolism are among the most investigated themes that still fascinate the viewer.

Elegant in the structuring of the image, happy in the chromatic dimension, the artist succeeds in creating an interesting fusion between irony and polemic achieving relevant expressiveness (DONINI 1973). A thoroughbred artist, ...a refined compositional elegance prevails, which, however, is never an end in itself but always lets the artist's clear personality shine through (Vitali 1973). In him are present side by side dream and reality thought and seen, metamorphosis and fed

Spesa oggetto del contributo nell'ambito del bando PNRR, Missione 1 – Digitalizzazione, innovazione, competitività e cultura, Componente 3 – Cultura 4.0 (M1C3), Misura 1 “Patrimonio culturale per la prossima generazione”, Investimento 1.2: “Rimozione delle barriere fisiche e cognitive in musei, biblioteche e archivi per consentire un più ampio accesso e partecipazione alla cultura” finanziato dall’Unione europea – NextGenerationEU“ – CUP: C64H22001410004.