Until February 26, 2023, Palazzo Blu in Pisa is hosting the exhibition "I Macchiaioli", dedicated to the exciting adventure of the group of young progressive painters, Tuscan and otherwise, who during the Risorgimento originated an anti-academic renewal of Italian painting in a realist sense.
A major retrospective with more than 130 masterpieces from usually inaccessible private collections and from important museum institutions - Uffizi Gallery, Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa, National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome - to recount one of the most poetic and daring pages of art history. Through the "key" works of this group of painters emerges the intimate look at the reality contemporary to them and the anti-heroic and deeply human vision of the Risorgimento, as well as the research and comparison with other artists and with the different European schools of painting.
At the heart of the exhibition is the movement's ability to collectively question itself and steer the rudder to continue on the road of progress and modernity, without ever abandoning the highroad of light.
The exhibition is produced and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Blu and MondoMostre, with the contribution of Fondazione Pisa.