Durign the ‘festivalfilosofia’ in Modena, Carpi and Sassuolo, from 14 to 16 September, within the Museo Bertozzi & Casoni in Sassuolo, the four works ‘Stagioni: Inganni Arcimboldeschi’, will be exhibited for the first time, featuring a three-dimensional reappraisal in ceramic of Arcimboldo’s paintings.
While the famous heads of the Italian painter appear to wrong-foot the gaze through the suggestion of seeing a face where in fact there is nothing but fruit and vegetables, in the reconstruction by Bertozzi and Casoni we continue to see fruit and vegetables that are given a new identity, referencing those faces that Arcimboldo painted in the 16th century, perhaps thinking of the seasons of life. The artists propose their own version in this very key, including objects in the compositions belonging to modern-day life, such as a journey through time and back.
A ensemble of trickery, lies, fiction and illusions that are reflected in the theme of Truth, to which the 2018 festival is dedicated. For the occasion, visitors may also admire the masterpieces of Galileo Chini, in dialogue with the Bertozzi & Casoni collection of ceramic works.
Opening hours of the Museo Bertozzi & Casoni during the festivalfilosofia 2018:
Friday 14 September 10 am – 8.30 pm
Saturday 15 September 10 am – 8.30 pm
Sunday 16 September 10 am – 7.30 pm