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Achille Funi

Un maestro del Novecento tra storia e mito

Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti

28 October 2023 – 25 February 2024


Achille Funi was a key figure in the major art movements that characterized Italian art in the first half of the 20th century:

from his Futurist research to his attention to the poetics of Magical Realism, from his dialogue with New Objectivity to the modern classicism of the “Novecento” group up to the muralism of the 1930s. He loved the classic myths and the Renaissance culture, to the point that he was considered a new humanist. Funi was able to draw on the classical figurative tradition, but also to look to contemporary languages like those of Cézanne, Picasso, Derain, and de Chirico.

Over 130 works illustrate his entire career: oil and tempera paintings, watercolours, drawings and preparatory cartoons for the large frescos and mosaics allow us to rediscover the extraordinary talents of one of the great masters of the 20th century.

Exhibition curated by Nicoletta Colombo, Serena Redaelli and Chiara Vorrasi

organized by Fondazione Ferrara Arte and Servizio Musei d’Arte del Comune di Ferrara

28 October 2023 – 25 February 2024

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tel. +39 0532 244949 | diamanti@comune.fe.it

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Press Office Fondazione Ferrara Arte
Anja Rossi tel. +39 333 2623717

In collaboration with
Studio ESSECI – Sergio Campagnolo www.studioesseci.net
tel. +39 049 663499 rif. Simone Raddi simone@studioesseci.net

/ Gli affreschi di Achille Funi al Palazzo Municipale

Dal 30 ottobre al 23 febbraio la Sala dell’Arengo sarà aperta al pubblico dalle 9 alle 10 e dalle 14 alle 15 
(esclusi sabato, domenica e festivi: 1 novembre, 8, 25 e 26 dicembre, 1 gennaio) 

Works on show

Opening hours

Open daily
from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Getting here

Palazzo dei Diamanti
Corso Ercole I d'Este 21 | Ferrara


tel: +39 0532 244949
email: diamanti@comune.fe.it

Palazzo dei Diamanti

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Achille Funi. Un maestro del Novecento tra storia e mito

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Sala dell'Arengo

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