TODAY THE DONATION UNDER THE FAMOUS PAINTING BY MIRO'.
THE CANVAS IS DEDICATED TO WATER AND WILL BE PART OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM.
Montecatini Terme (PT), October 28, 2015 – Today the MO.C.A., the civic gallery of Contemporary Art in Montecatini Terme, is enriched with a new work. The Tuscan artist Marcella Donati handed to the Culture councillor Bruno Ialuna, “If I were a water drop”, the number zero in a series of works dedicated to the main element of the Montecatini territory and on which Donati shows to want to bring more attention.
The donation of the canvas (70X50 cm, mixed technique) comes at the end of the exhibition Transparent Reflections, edited by the critic Maurizio Vanni and setted until last October 25 at the Galleria Turelli and in the park of the Terme del Tettuccio. The exhibition - two site specific installations of great visual bombast plus ten paintings made astride the year 2000 – has been visited by the over 30.000 visitors that from May 16 attended the thermal baths.
“I wish this painting will represent not just my tribute to Montecatini, but also the need to look to water as the most precious resource of life, a resource to be preserved”. Thus the author who has long devoted much of her artistic production to the theme of water and the various problems related to it. “The comments of the visitors – she continued– left in the installation Solum Per Aqua, testify sensibility and desire to carry on the comparison”.
The painting, which works on the suggestion of three-dimensionality, with resin and acrylics to simulate a slow waterfall, sinuous of crystal clear waters, becomes part of that permanent collection that has more than two hundred and fifty masterpieces from the twentieth century to the present day by as many Masters and talents of international level as Annigoni, Mirò, Viani, Possenti, Ceroli, Ben Eine, JR, Shepard Fairey, Nidaa Badwan, Cope2 and Aldo Rossi.
Waiting to find the right and deserved place among the greats of contemporary art, the canvas by Donati will be preserved together with other acquisitions of the Gallery of which we will soon see the official debut.
This was stated by Bruno Ialuna, Culture councillor who also expresses words of admiration for the work and its moral meaning. “We are happy to open the doors of MO.C.A. to an artist as Marcella Donati that puts painting and sculpture at the service of a global matter. With this work, water and art become a single vehicle of emotion and reflection for those who want to carefully observe them”.
Marcella Donati has finally mentioned a future publishing project that collects the main comments inserted during these months of exposure at the Terme del Tettuccio in the base of the installation Solum per Aqua.