Palazzo Fava: Factors and humanity translated into painting

Palazzo Fava in Bologna is one of the most famous architectural structures in the Emilian capital and has hosted various exhibitions of modern and contemporary art since 2011.

Currently, the historic building houses the exhibition of the works of Giovanni Fattori, a famous nineteenth-century painter and sensitive exponent of the Macchiaioli movement.

“Humanity translated into painting”, the exhibition dedicated to the works of the genius from Livorno, will be present at Palazzo Fava until May 1, 2023.

Faces and places by Giovanni Fattori

Giovanni Fattori was a well-known Tuscan painter and engraver, a forerunner of the pictorial techniques developed by the Impressionists.

The movement of which he was the greatest exponent, the Macchiaioli, represented a totally new artistic style: with them, in fact, painting freed itself from an apparently dutiful narration, leaving free rein to the aesthetic datum.

The goal of Fattori and the Macchiaioli has always been to translate humanity into painting by depicting the true and the tangible, savoring open spaces and letting oneself be inspired by painting en plein air.

At Palazzo Fava, visitors can therefore admire the play of light that inspired the Impressionists: the effects of shadows on a wall, sunlight on the sea, the interpretation of a moment capable of lasting forever.

How to reach Palazzo Fava from Garage Excelsior

Palazzo Fava, today also known as “Palazzo delle Esposizioni“, is located in via Manzoni 2, barely a 16-minute walk from Garage Excelsior.

Once you have parked your car in our car park, which is under video surveillance 24 hours a day and outside the dreaded ZTL (the Restricted Traffic Zone), you will be free to stroll peacefully along the radiant Via Indipendenza and perhaps take advantage of the colorful Montagnola market.

After about ten minutes you will find, on your right, a splendid, over 2000 sqm-large palazzo, frescoed by some of the most famous artists of all time: here is Palazzo Fava.

Enjoy the exhibition!

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