Giorgio Armani, Gelindo Baron and the Old Masters
1st of June to the 31st of August 2012
Rare sketches by Giorgio Armani and passionate paintings by Gelindo Baron will be exhibited along side drawings of great masters of the Renaissance and of the 19th Century such as Munch, Luca Giordano, Guercino, Guttuso, Veronese, Magritte and Augustus John.
Giorgio Armani began his career as a designer Milan, 1975. Armani’s fashion drawings offered a new perspective to entrenched preconceptions in the word of design and therefore attracted immediate attention. The formal confines of tradition were abandoned in a revolution that retained elegance but liberalised the concepts found at the roots of fashion. As a result, the Guggenheim Museum of New York dedicated a retrospective exhibition to Giorgio Armani in the year 2000. The powerful abstracts of Gelindo Baron, one of the most important Italian Contemporary artists, which are based on colour, contrast and movement, offer the perfect juxtaposition to the works of Armani and the masters which are based on line and form.
The common idea shared by the Old Masters that will be the central theme in this exhibition, is that the art of drawing is the primary means to convey thoughts. Armani is a modern protagonist that with innovative concepts, communicated through drawing, led to a total re-evaluation of global fashion. The journey into subconsious inspiration then explodes with the breathtaking work of Gelindo Baron. This exciting exhibition will therefore showcase Armani’s message and artistic development over 30 years as a designer while allowing the viewer to evaluate and consider the creative genius of artist ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th Century.
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, (1727-1804) "A group of alarmed spectators"