Enchanted Modernity

If y’all happen to be in Venice or planning a trip there you might wanna plan a trip to the “Enchanted Modernity” exhibit being staged at the Museum Barberini.
“Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity is a joint exhibition project between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Museum Barberini. It is the first large-scale international loan exhibition that looks at the movement’s interest in magic and the occult.
“Presenting about 60 works, in the Venetian venue, from over 40 international museums and private collections, it offers a rich overview of the entire development of the Surrealist movement, exploring the myriad ways, in which magic and the occult informed its artistic trajectory, from the “metaphysical painting” of Giorgio de Chirico around 1915, through Max Ernst’s iconic painting Attirement of the Bride (1940), to the occult imagery that underpinned the late works of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo.
“In their works, Surrealist artists frequently drew on occult symbolism and cultivated the traditional image of the artist’s persona as a magician, seer, and alchemist, looking to magic as a poetic and deeply philosophical discourse, related to individual self-empowerment.”

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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  1. and if you miss it in Venice it will be hanging in Berlin Oct 22 – Jan 29. Plan astutely and you can also take in another exhibition in Berlin:
    Phantoms of the Night – 100 Years of Nosferatu
    16.12.2022 to 23.04.2023

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