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Discovering the Museo del Novecento of Castel S. Elmo in Naples

The Museo del Novecento in Castel S. Elmo also offers a virtual journey through time available on the MiBACT YouTube channel

NAPLES – Like many other institutions since the beginning of the coronavirus emergency, the Museo del Novecento in Castel S. Elmo is now online. Available in audio-video on the MiBact YouTube channel, it immerses the visitor on a journey through time. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency, museums, archaeological parks and autonomous state bodies have provided audiovisual contributions to allow people to continue enjoying the Italian cultural heritage from home.

The video “Emozioni del Contemporaneo” is a walk through time and emotions. It accompanies the visitor to discover the artistic movements whose works are part of the contemporary art collection of Castel S. Elmo.

The virtual tour starts from 1910, from the futurist evening organized by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti at the Mercadante theater in Naples. It analyzes the works with swirling shapes and bright colors, the engine of change and transformation such as those of Emilio Buccafusca and Guglielmo Roehrssen of Cammerata and continues with the return to tradition and the call to order by Francesco Galante, Franco Girosi, Giovanni Brancaccio, Eugenio Screws.

The virtual exhibition passes by Emilio Notte, Federico Starnone and Raffaele Lippi, artists who lived through the drama of the Second World War, and who left a lesson in their canvases: we must not be ashamed of the feeling of fear.

Behind every work of art there is always a state of mind, but we are not always able to give shape to emotions. We then come to Renato Barisani and Domenico Spinosa who build a reality different from everyday experience, through color and material.

Thus we move on to the 60s, in which everyday objects become the protagonists of works of art. Artists feel the need to confront the reality that surrounds them and use objects with irony, while others feel the need to reflect on the problems that afflict humanity. They use art as a complaint and claim.

The journey through time ends with the Transavanguardia, which blends painting and objects, mixes the styles of the past and transforms them into a current message. The anxieties become an invitation to live life fully, learning from history and projecting ourselves towards the future. As well as the works of Mimmo Paladino, Ernesto Tatafiore and Nino Longobardi.

Through the website and its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles, the Ministry relaunches the numerous digital contributions in progress. On the page The culture does not stop, continuously updated, there are in fact several videos of the places of state culture.

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