About the exhibition
For the first time, the city of Varese pays tribute to the artistic production of the Italian painter Renato Guttuso with the exhibition ‘Renato Guttuso in Varese’, featuring 25 paintings by the artist in the evocative backdrop of the 18th-century Villa Mirabello. The works on exhibit, which are part of the Pellin collection, are divided into nine sections and enable visitors to discover the artist’s poetics.
The works on disply
Retracing the history and stylistic evolution of the artist, the masterpieces on display cover different themes and subjects, spanning from still life with “Natura morta. Barattoli del 1966”, up to self-portraits “L’Atelier” and paintings created to celebrate historical happenings such as the slaughter in Bologna in 1980 “Il sonno della ragione genera mostri“. The exhibition culminates with one of Guttuso’s masterpieces “Spes contra spem” considered the epitome of the artist’s production and his historical heritage.
Tickets and Information
Full ticket: 5 euro
Reuced ticket:3 euro
Special combined tickets allow access to this exhibition and the display by Sean Scully at Villa Panza.
Piazza Motta 4
city of Varese [roughly 60km from Milan]
For additional information, please check www.comune.varese.it (in Italian only)