Project Description

ETTORE FICO

WORKS FROM 1935 TO 2004 ON THE CENTENNIAL OF HIS BIRTH


curated by Andrea Busto

On the occasion of the centennial of Ettore Fico’s birth (21 September 1917) the MEF presents an important and complete retrospective show dedicated to him.
More than one hundred and seventy works including oil and tempera paintings, watercolours, drawings and engravings made from the early 1930s to 2004, the year of his passing.
The most significant production of Ettore Fico is collected in this anthological exhibition, which covers sixty years of his ample production. A tribute to the artist whose paintings talk about those places which most deeply marked his artistic and existential path: Turin, Algiers, during the years of war captivity, Liguria, the French Riviera and Castiglione Torinese, his beloved refuge.
The exhibition winds through a well-structured path, which allows to trace the features of a painting that, from Cézanne to Braque, from Bonnard to Monet to Matisse, unfolds by means of a colour full of light and a strong solid line. The exhibition emphasizes the most unusual aspects of Ettore Fico’s artistic path and research, from abstract experiences to more geometric ones, from impressions drafted through slight touches of pure colour to a material and informal brushwork.

Opening dates
21 June – 17 September 2017

Opening times
Wednesday to Friday 14-19
Saturday and Sunday 11-19

Exhibition developed by

 
MEF
Fondazione Ettore Fico
 
With the patronage of
 
Città di Torino
Regione Piemonte