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Maurizio Bottoni. Eterna pittura e Antonio Maria Nardi. I colori della vita


The rooms of the Estense Castle host the exhibitions about two important artists: Maurizio Borttoni and Antonio Maria Nardi
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The Estense Castle in Ferrara will host two exhibitions from 5 July 5th  to December 26th, 2024:
the first, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, presents to the public over fifty paintings by Maurizio Bottoni, one of the most well-known and appreciated interpreters of contemporary figuration at a European level.

At a very young age, Bottoni frequented Giorgio de Chirico, who encouraged him to return “to the profession”. He soon dedicated himself to engraving and tempera on parchment, to the manual preparation of colours, to the ancient process of "incamotting" the panels and, above all, he decided to follow the path, never again abandoned, of realistic painting, which he constantly feeds on the examples of the great masters of the past.

The second retrospective, born from an idea by Vittorio Sgarbi and curated by Pietro Di Natale and Vasilij Gusella in dialogue with the Antonio Maria Nardi Archive in Rome, presents to the public over seventy works - including paintings, ink drawings and watercolors - by Antonio Maria Nardi, an eclectic artist.

Known as a painter, illustrator but also as a sculptor, he created numerous works, in which he was able to bend the narrative vein to a language full of pathos and immediate usability and naturalism to the essential geometries of Brazilian modernism.


Castello Estense - Largo Castello - Ferrara


From July 5th to December 26th, 2024


10.00-18.00. Ticket office closes at 17.15. Closed on Tuesday.

Closing days

  • Tuesday


Full 12,00 euro.
Reduced euro 10,00 ( 12-18 over 65's,)
Free entrance under 12.
Family: 1 child (under 18) free each adult

FREE ENTRANCE for the owners of MYFE tourist card


Ferrara - Castello Estense - Largo Castello
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