For the first time ever, Modigliani, Schiele, De Chirico, Licini, and other masters of the twentieth century’s most important artistic movements will be together at the Museo del Novecento. The exhibit will include not only paintings but also drawings: 42 studies from the private collection of Alberto Della Ragione, a Florentine engineer who donated his precious collection to the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.
Visible for the first time in the collector's hometown, the drawings represent an important part of history in 20th century art. Della Ragione's passion led him to collect works by Italians such as Giorgio de Chirico, Mario Mafai, Enrico Prampolini, Giorgio Morandi, Filippo De Pisis, Osvaldo Licini, Renato Guttuso, and Mario Sironi. While the favorite European masters to make it into his collection were Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, George Grosz, Otto Dix, and Ludwig Kirchner.
The highlight of this precious collection are the drawings by Modigliani: three splendid studies for his famous Self-portrait, the painting of which is currently on exhibit at Brazil’s São Paulo Museum of Art. A truly rare opportunity for the public.