On April 23, 2010, on the day of the city, in Italian Ferrara will be opened an art exhibition in honor of two wonderful, endlessly in love with the art, collectors of the XX century, representing particular favorite pieces of art of the greatest contemporary masters: Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Wassily Kandinsky and Mark Chagall.
Major artist, publisher and collector of contemporary art Aimee Magt and his wife Margarita opened their first art gallery in Paris in December 1945 with the support of friends and famous artists Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse. Since the opening of Magt gallery it has become one of the most influential art galleries, which forgot the old traditions and started to support innovative artistic views.
One of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti, represents more than 100 original works of art from the collection of Magt, including the magnificent masterpieces by Matisse, Chagall, Kandinsky, Braque, Giacometti, Miro and Bonnard.
A unique exhibition represents the relationship of Aimee and Margarita Magt and the artists and represents not only the paintings of the most famous artists of the XX century, but also sculpture, ceramics, prints, photographs and illustrations.
Among the many brilliant works of contemporary artists at the exhibition are presented also Magt portraits of different periods of his life: a portrait by Bonnard (1921), Matisse (1944) and Alberto Giacometti (1961). The second part of the exhibition presents the work of a close friend of Margarita Magt - Georges Braque. It is followed by a collaboration works of Magt couple and an excellent graphic artist and sculptor, outstanding master of the XX century, Alberto Giacometti, and his bronze sculptures The Forest (1950) and Femme de Venise (1956). The works of genius artists Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Chagall and Fernand Leger are also presented at the exhibition and demonstrates the commitment of the Magt gallery to a variety of types of painting from symbolism to abstract art.
The exhibition will be held until June 2 at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara.