Organized in collaboration with Antonio Ligabue Foundation, the exhibition was set up in the Palazzo’s rooms of summer conviviality or Sale Ipogee (Hypogeum Halls), in an alternation of evocative spaces embellished by the characteristic cross vaults of the basement that transform the museum into a labyrinthine travelling itinerary coming alive through the artworks.
Through the 83 paintings and four sculptures by Antonio Ligabue (Zurich, 1899 – Gualtieri, 1965), the visitor was accompanied on a journey of sensations and strong emotions, intimately linked to the complex imagination of the great Master, made up of fantasy and rural life.
Highly peculiar is the space set up in the icebox that hosted the artist’s most representative works: his portraits.
The self-portraits constitute an aspect of very high and very bitter poetry in Ligabue’s art. In them, the painter sets himself in the foreground, almost occupying the whole space of the scene and revealing a human condition of anguish, desolation and bewilderment.