From 25 April to 23 August 2015 in Venice, on the occasion of the yearly reopening of Palazzo Cini, San Vio, Venice, the extraordinary gallery that conserves masterpieces of Renaissance art from Tuscany and Ferrara that belonged to the collector Vittorio Cini, Ettore Spalletti will be creating an exhibition project in the second floor of the Palazzo.
This will inaugurate this recently restored space which is destined for temporary exhibitions. Spalletti will be presenting his personal interpretation of the domestically-scaled rooms by observing the variations of light and creating an itinerary that will show well-known works together with others that have never been seen before; their positioning in the “Cini home” is a tribute to the taste of this collector. Ettore Spalletti Palazzo Cini is a project conceived by Luca Massimo Barbero and Ettore Spalletti, and organized by ASLC Progetti per l’arte – Verona, in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and with the contribution of NCTM e l’arte.
Ettore Spalletti (1940), an artist who represented Italy at the 1997 Venice Biennale, has recently been the subject of large anthological exhibitions, and his works are to be found in the most prestigious Italian and foreign museums. He investigates the relationship between nature and abstraction; at its heart is the experience of landscape. He joins together the memory of classicism with modernity, filtering it all through his refined aesthetic sensibility. He is a painter who makes monochrome a metaphor for his perceptive sensitivity, but he expresses the relationship between painting and sculpture as the articulation of colours and volumes in space by exploring such various materials as alabaster, marble, onyx, gold leaf, metals, precious stones, paper, and pure pigment.