Major exhibition in Forli dedicated to the myth of Ulysses in art extended

The exhibition Ulysses. Art and Myth, on display at the San Domenico Museums in Forli, reopens to the public. Extended until October 31, 2020.

After a forced closure, the exhibition at the San Domenico Museums in Forli dedicated to the figure of Ulysses reopens its doors to the public from May 19 and will be extended until October 31, 2020. It was possible to virtually visit Ulysses. Art and Myth, through social channels and the many digital initiatives, but now it is back accessible live, allowing the public to admire the works on display up close, while respecting the health and safety measures in place (spacing between visitors, restricted entrances, sanitization of common spaces, personal protective equipment).

The exhibition will be open during the hours already scheduled, preferably by booking tickets by calling or writing to or by purchasing tickets online through the TicketOne circuit.

On display are more than two hundred works from the ancient to the twentieth century, divided into sixteen sections, to explore the myth of Ulysses in art, including paintings, sculptures, miniatures, mosaics, ceramics, tapestries and graphic works.

Starting with theUlysses of Sperlonga, a marble work dating back to the 1st century CE, and the Aphrodite Callipige of antiquity, an evocative exhibition itinerary will unfold. Among the most significant works are Rubens’ Council of the Gods, Beccafumi’s Penelope, Waterhouse’s envious Circe on loan from Australia, De Chirico’s The Disquieting Muses, Arturo Martini’sUlysses and Mimmo Paladino’s statuesque horse.

The exhibition counts collaborations with leading national and international museums, including the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Royal Academy in London, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi Galleries and the University of Geneva.

Opening the journey is the Archaic Greek ship of Gela, among the oldest in the world, of which there is the load-bearing framework, dated between the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., found in 1988 in the sea of Contrada Bulala, off the coast of Gela, at a depth of five meters. It constitutes one of the most emblematic underwater finds of the archaeological heritage of the ancient Mediterranean, providing insight not only into the vessel’s characteristics, but into the very history of navigation and the shipbuilding techniques employed by Greek shipbuilders. We had talked about the Greek ship here.

An interview with Francesco Leone, curator of the exhibition, can be read at this link.

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Pictured is the Greek ship from Gela.

Major exhibition in Forli dedicated to the myth of Ulysses in art extended
Major exhibition in Forli dedicated to the myth of Ulysses in art extended

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