Stati d'animo. Arte e psiche tra Previati e Boccioni


The exhibition scheduled for Spring 2018 at Palazzo dei Diamanti explores those innovative tendences and the utopistic dreams that light modern conscience between the Ninteenth and Twentieth Centuries
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At the beginning of the modern era, some artists investigated the most obscure corners of human mind, using surprising new languages, to move feelings and imagination.
Giovanni Segantini, Gaetano Previati, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Angelo Morbelli, Medardo Rosso, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio de Chirico, Umberto Boccioni and Carlo Carrà were the main characters of this new artistic season. Our journey into the fin de siècle atmosphere starts with the Darwinian evolution, and the new scientific echoes that inspire touching portraits by Segantini and Pellizza da Volpedo, and works by Previati and Morbelli, close  to the Preraffaellite painters and the so called poets maudits.

From melancholy, to mysticism, from the abyss of fear to the rêverie, from sexual liberation to the peaceful rapture of love, the artists started to try new languages and they reached a perfect formal sublimation. The mature works by Pellizza da Volpedo, Previati and Medardo Rosso, seem to be formed with light, and as Boccioni said “forms start to talk like music, bodies become atmosphere, and the subject becomes pure spirit”.

The tryptich Stati d’animo, by Boccioni, is the centre of the exhibition. With a brand new point of view, the young Futurists tend to “push the audience inside the painting”, close to the emotions and the rythm of the Twentieth Century.

Exhibition organized by Fernando Mazzocca, Maria Grazia Messina and Chiara Vorrasi - Fondazione Ferrara Arte - Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara


Palazzo dei Diamanti - Corso Ercole I d'Este 21 - Ferrara


From March 3rd to June 10th 2018


Every day, 9 am – 7 pm. (last ticket issued 30 min. before close)
Open on Easter Day, Easter Monday, April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd.

Late Night Openings
Enjoy the visit until 10.30 pm on 31 March, 1 and 28 April
Open until midnight on 19 May
Open until 10.30pm on 1, 8, 9 and 10 June
(last ticket issued 30 min. before close)


Prices (audio guide included)
– Full price: euro 13.00
– Reduced price: euro 11.00 (from 6 to 18 years old, over 65s, university students, authorised categories)
-Groups (15+ visitors): 11.00 Euros (guide admitted free for every 20 paid admissions)
-School groups: 5.00 Euros (two teachers admitted free per class).


  • Up to age 6
  • Disabled persons with one accompanying person
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  • Tourist guides
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