20 March 2017

Artistic Treviso

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Up until the 1st of May, the Impressionist and Francis Bacon Exhibitions are on


“To me, the mystery of painting today is how can appearance be made. I know it can be illustrated. I know it can be photographed. But how can this thing be made so that you catch the mystery of its appearance in the mystery of its making.”

[Francis Bacon]


Words from Francis Bacon that sum up the fine line that links the two exhibitions on in Treviso.

Up until the 1st of May, the city dialogues with art, hosting two exhibitions that unlock the gates into the history of contemporary art.

On one side, the Impressionists on the other, Francis Bacon.

Both contain the desire to capture a reality and imprint it on the canvas.


Impressionism, started in France in the mid 19th century and developed right up into the early 20th century, heralded the change of art history’s course.

Its development is narrated through the chapters that make up the show Stories of Impressionism. The great artists, from Monet to Renoir, from Van Gogh to Gauguin, are at the Museo di Santa Caterina in Treviso.

Over 100 works gathered from all over the world create an exhibition that traces an informative path, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Linea d’Ombra, a national and international art project founded by Marco Goldin.


One of the most controversial artists of the 20th century, Francis Bacon investigates the inner world of man, analyzing physiological introspection and examining the human condition, holding it up as a metaphor for life.

It is out of this investigation that the deformed subjects of this Irish painter are given life.

Works through which this Francis Bacon exhibition unravels. The confines of the mind, at the Casa dei Carraresi in Treviso.

The show is a voyage in search of a meaning inside the constant mutation of things and in the difficult definition of one’s own being.



“I see myself as a creator of images […]
I’m hardly in these images, it is as though they are dropped into me…
I always think of myself, not so much as a painter, but as a medium for accident and chance…
I don’t think I have talent, I just believe that I am receptive.”

[Francis Bacon]