Simon Hantai Exhibition, Villa Medici, Rome (until May 11, 2014)

Hantai - Mariale

The French Academy (Accademia di Francia) in Rome organizes a retrospective of the originally Hungarian artist Simon Hantai (1922-2008). The exhibition has already been shown in 2013 in the Parisian Centre Pompidou.

Simon Hantai Exhibition, Villa Medici, Rome (until May 11, 2014)

Hantai - Mariale
Hantai – Mariale

The exhibition comprises 40 works of art of various sizes and can be visited in the Grandes Galeries of the Villa Medici. They span the period between 1958 and 2004, four years before Hantai‘s death, in Paris.

It is divided into two parts, which are connected by a number of a smaller works from a transitional phase.

Big works such as Peinture (Ecriture rose) and Galla Placidia can be seen in the first part, together with a number of paintings made using the so-called pliage technique, which was developed by Hantai himself for his mariales (“Cloaks”, 1960-1962).

The second part occupies itself with Les Tabulas (1974-1982) and a number of Pliages that have never been exhibited before.

An addition to the original Centre Pompidou exhibition is a big Mariale, on loan from the Vatican Museums.

The exhibition is simply called Simon Hantaï and is held from February 12th until May 11th, 2014.

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