139. ... National Gallery Of Modern Art - #1 ...

Needing a fix of contemporary art - after so much over-whelming Renaissance beauty - I hunted down the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna ... this great gallery - established in 1883 - features Italian artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries ( plus a few other European works thrown in for good measure ... ) - and  includes my favourite art-era, the Romantic period of the first half of the 1800's. There is also a wonderful collection of contemporary artworks from the second half of the 1900's.   

In this first blog posting I will show you just a few of my favourite paintings featured in the 75 roomed gallery, and then in blog #140 I'll treat you to some of the beautiful sculptural works. 

Most of the identifying labels etc were in Italian of course - I'll leave it up to you to work out the translations ...                                           


The floor of the main foyer is covered with cracked mirror tiles -  Passi ( Steps ) - Alfredo Pirri - 2011 Quite a stunning effect - but rather weird to walk over - and it was interesting watching other gallery visitors as they cautiously made their way across the room ...  
 Curadro 172 - Malono Millares - 1962
Up Tempo - Mimmo Rotella - 1957
Grande rosso RN 18 - Alberto Burri - 1964
Grande legno G 59 - Alberto Burri - 1959  Gran muro panoramico vibrante - Jesus Rafael Soto - 1966
Achrome Bianco - Piero Manzoni - 1958

Sala 63 - Marina Paris - 2013
La jarre orange - Alberto Magnelli - 1914
Ritratto di Hanka Zborovaka - Amedeo Modigliani - 1917
Della vita - Giacomo Balla - 1928
La conquista dell'aria - Roger De La Fresnay - 1913
Natura morta con clarinetto - Georges Braque - 1911
Sintesi plastica - Umberto Boccioni - 1915

Ritratto della marchesa Casati - Giovanni Boldini - 1911
Dinamica dell'azione - Enrico Prampolini - 1939
Il pranzo - Albin Egger-Lienz - 1910
La piccola inglese - Giuseppe De Nittis - 1879
La Cabanon de Jourdan - Paul Cezanne - 1906
Le tre eta - Gustav Klimt - 1905
Le Castatidi - Adolfo De Carolis - 1905
Maternita cosmica - Enrico Prampolini - 1942 
Nudo - Luigi Montanarini - 1941
Nudino o Bagnante - Carlo Carra - 1945
In tram - Virgilio Guidi - 1923
Watery Paths - Jackson Pollock - 1947
Poetry Reading Tour - Gastone Novelli - 1961
Ogetto n. 22 - Agostino Bonalumi - 1965
( title missing in gallery ... )
Spiral - Gunter Uecker - 1970
... detail ... Solitudine - Mario Sironi - 1925
... some people do silly things ... !!!and then he forgot to record the real artist - sorry ...
Donna sulla rena - Giuseppe De Nittis - 1874
Dopo il bagno - Edgar Degas - 1886
L'aratura - Carlo Pittara - 1870
Ritratto di Costanza - Filippo Agricola - 1819
Ludovico Martelli ferito a morte - Francesco Coghetti - 1848
Ritratto del principe  - Horace Vernet - 1837
La costellazione del Leone - Carlos Maria Mariani - 1981
Luce verde sole estivo - Giacomo Balla - 1949
La gravida - Giorgio de Chirico - 1923
Dopo il bagno - Giacomo Favretto - 1884
... garden view through gallery window ...
So that is just a few of the dozens of paintings hanging on the walls at the NGM ...Next I'll show you the sculptures ...