domenica 14 settembre 2014

Exhibit marks celebrates artist, critic Dino Formaggio

Show of little-known artworks in museum Formaggio founded

(ANSA) - Rome, September 12 - The life and works of the late artist, art critic and philosopher Dino Formaggio will be celebrated at an exhibition in the small town of Teolo to mark the centenary of his birth. The exhibit recalls the hard life of Formaggio (1914-2008), who went to work in a factory at the age of 12, putting himself through night school until he became a high school teacher and, eventually, a professor of esthetics at Pavia and Milan universities.

During World War II, he joined the armed anti-Fascist resistance movement. The exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the town nestling in the Euganean hills in the province of Padua from September 20 to November 2 includes watercolours, oil paintings and sculptures by the artist, who helped found the museum itself. The exhibit will feature some of his lesser-known works, including watercolours of landscapes from his childhood as well as oil portraits of his parents and of his students. 

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