Natalia Goncharova

A Woman and the Avant-Garde, from Gauguin to Matisse and Picasso

Produced and organised in conjunction with the Tate Modern in London, the exhibition sets out to celebrate the great Russian artist Natalia Goncharova, a central figure of the avant-garde movement in the first half of the 20th century, showcasing over 150 works and juxtaposing her multi-faceted output as painter, costumier, illustrator and set designer with works by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Umberto Boccioni

The exhibition – the first that Palazzo Strozzi has ever devoted to a modern woman artist – allows visitors to discover the outstanding vibrancy of Natalia Goncharova, the leading “Amazon of the Avant-Garde.” Capable of turning her own life into a work of art, Goncharova played a pioneering role in redefining the position of women and forged a thoroughly personal and original approach that combined Matisse’s joyful palette with the constructive force of Picasso, Gauguin’s primitivism, the dreamlike atmosphere of Chagall and Boccioni’s dynamism.

Natalia Goncharova, The Cyclist, 1913, oil on canvas, cm 78×10, St.Petersburg, The Russian Museum.

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The challenge facing the Fondazione from the outset has been to bring international quality exhibition and cultural events to Florence and Tuscany.

On the palazzo’s Piano Nobile and in the Strozzina area the Fondazione organises art exhibitions ranging from the art of the ancient world via the Renaissance to the modern and contemporary era.

From: 28 September 2019
To: 12 January 2020


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