Arts guide: exhibits in Italy

The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions: AOSTA – Centro Saint-Benin: Giorgio de Chirico, The Labyrinth of Dreams and Ideas; 65 works including 40 oil paintings; until September 30.

AREZZO – Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea: Lucio Fontana, Hic et Nunc, 40 works; until June 24.

COMO – Villa Olmo: Boldini and the Belle Epoque, 60 works, until July 24.

CORTONA – Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona (MAEC): 40 masterpieces of Etruscan art from Louvre, never before seen in Italy; until July 3.

FLORENCE – Galleria dell’Accademia: Art Returns Art; contemporary masters including Bacon, Klein, Burri, Kounellis, Picasso and Warhol; until November 4.

– Palazzo Strozzi: Picasso, Miro’, Dali’, Young and Angry: The Birth of Modernity; until July 17.

MILAN – Palazzo Reale: Mimmo Paladino, 50 works including 30 large canvases, sculptures and installations; until June 26.

Museo Diocesano: ‘The Eyes of Caravaggio’, formative years from Venice to Milan with works by Lotto, Tintoretto, Titian the young artist would have admired; until July 3.

OTRANTO – Castello Aragonese: Andy Warhol, I Want To Be A Machine; 50 works, until September 30.

PAVIA – Castello: Leonardeschi, From Foppa to Giampietrino, 22 works loaned from Hermitage, many of them believed to be by Leonardo until end of 19th century; until July 10.

PERUGIA – Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria: Luca Signorelli, 66 works in biggest show ever on Tuscan Renaissance master, featuring loans from Italy and abroad; until August 26.

REGGIO EMILIA – Palazzo Magnani: Don McCullin, The Impossible Peace, From War Photos To Landscapes 1958-2011; 160 photographs; until July 15.

ROME – Macro: Neon, The Luminous Material of Art, 70 works by 50 artists over 80 years including Dan Flavin, Maurizio Cattelan, Mario Merz, Alfredo Jarre, Pascale Marthine Tayou; marks 100th anniversary of invention of neon; until November 4.

– Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM): Andy Warhol Headlines; until September 9.

– Palazzo delle Esposizioni: 100 works from Stadel Museum in Frankfurt including Tischbein, Corot, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Redon, Munch, Ernst, Klee, Picasso; until July 17.

– Musei Capitolini: ‘Portraits, The Many Faces Of Power’, 150 Roman heads, busts, statues ranging from early terracotta works to deified images of imperial rulers; until September 25.

– Vittoriano: Tamara de Lempincka, The Queen Of The Modern, 120 works by Art Deco icon; until July 3.

– Colosseum: Nero; until September 18.

– MAXXI: Michelangelo Pistoletto, From One To Many, 100 works, 1956-1974; until August 15.

ROVERETO – MART: Fausto Melotti, Geometrical Angelical, also works by de Chirico, Carra’, others; until September 30.

– same venue: Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, 75 works loaned from Musee’ d’Orsay including Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vuillard, Denis, Courbet; until July 24.

STRA – Villa Pisani: ‘The Nobility of Work, Arts and Crafts in Venetian Painting from the 1800s to the 1900s’; until November 4.

TIVOLI – Villa d’Este: Magnificence at Table; the art of Renaissance banquets; until November 4.

TURIN – Reggia di Venaria: La Bella Italia, celebrating 150th anniversary of Italian unity; 350 works tracing various ex-capital cities including Florence, Turin, Milan, Genoa and Naples as well as Rome; plus art giants like Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Tiepolo, Canova, Bernini; until September 11.

VENICE – Ca’ Foscari: ‘William Congdon in Venice (1948-1960): An American View’; until July 8.

– Punto della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation: ‘Praise of Doubt’, 60 works by 20 contemporary giants including Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons, Jeff Bauman, Adel Abdessemed, Marcel Broodthaers, Dan Flavin, Thomas Schutte and Charles Ray; until December 31, 2012.

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