Schools at the Museum 2014>2015

Activities at Ca’ Pesaro

ACTIVITIES AT CA’ PESARO 2014-15 FOR NON-ITALIAN SPEAKING VISITORS

Workshop

Leo and the magic triangle. Painting workshop
The magic of colours is told in a fairytale in which Leo the chameleon is the lead character. In a specially prepared workshop, with manual activities and optical experiments the children will learn to distinguish the different colours, how contrasts are created, and how colour is perceived in reference to additive and subtractive synthesis. The second part of the programme takes place in the exhibition rooms of the museum where the children will be accompanied during their observation through their now ‘expert’ eyes of how eighteenth-century artists knew how to use the scientific laws of colour theory in their work.
For: Kindergarten School and Primary School
Duration: 3 hours
When: Thursday, from 10 am
Languages: Italian, English and French

The colors of white
Some fish only see yellow, a cow only see grey. What does seeing colour actually mean?
In the world of art artists have always striven to understand the magic of light, studying how to arrange colours in their works; however, it is in modern art that new forms of expression were found to express it, using innovative and unconventional techniques and materials. Following in the footsteps of the most revolutionary artists of the twentieth century, using wax pastels, colour dust, fabrics, etc. the young participants will create their own original artist’s book in the shape of an accordion that reflects light and pays it homage.
For: Kindergarten School
Duration: 3 hours
When: every day except Monday, from 10 am
Languages: Italian, Spanish

Silent life. Composition, drawing and paiting
The workshop offers an active approach to the genre of painting that is traditionally known as ‘still life’; precisely because it gives life to everyday items and objects, it offers a particularly valid field of study that is suitable for the exploration of the alchemy of what we see and how it can be portrayed (relationship between the objects, between objects and background, arrangement of the planes. After the first part of the activity, which takes place in the museum, experiments will be carried out in the workshop rooms on two traditional artistic techniques: watercolours and oil painting, with the aim of verifying how the choice of the expressive means produces different results
For: Primary School and Lower Secondary School
Duration: 3 hours
When: Thursday, from 10 am
Languages: Italian, French

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Active tours

The Avant-garde Shock
Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract and Pop Art: what are the avant-gardes? Where do they originate from? What was their impact on the world of art? These questions will be answered through a interdisciplinary reading of the works exhibited, that will outline the concept of avant-garde, connecting the different artistic movements with their respective historical, political and cultural context.
This tour will highlight the tension that animated the figurative arts between the end of the 1800’s and the beginning of the 1900’s and the artistic developments after the second world war.
For: Lower Secondary School and Upper Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Everyday except Monday
Time: From 10 on
Languages: Italian, English, French

The Fabulous Lives of Artist
The controversy between Auguste Rodin and Medardo Rosso, the social climate of the Secession of Vienna, Arturo Maritini’s temper, Picasso’s women, the odd quirks of surrealist and the illustrious Andy Warhol….art’s history told by the lives and the vicissitudes of its artist. The artistic tendencies of the 1900’s are presented to the students starting from an analysis of the figure of an artist in his total human complexity with the aim of bringing the young visitors closer to the mythical figures described in art history books.
The relationships between artist, their eccentricities, and their meeting places become starting points for illustrating artistic developments of the 20th century, stimulating the curiosity of the students.
For: Lower Secondary School and Upper Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Everyday except Monday
Time: Form 10 on
Languages: Italian, English, French

Colour in twentieth century painting
From the second half of the nineteenth century, painting was characterised by significant formal changes made by artists such as the Impressionists and Macchiaioli who tried to free themselves from the restraints of the Academy. Their brushstrokes became more rapid and at first glance the images seem very imprecise; bright colours are used without any different shades, applied directly from the tube. The ideal place for the itinerary to start is the canvas by the Spanish artist Sorolla, where a group of young girls are sewing a dazzling white canvas immerged in the light and colours of summer; it ends in the second half of the twentieth century with the Italian Alberto Burri who portrays all shades of black on a large abstract canvas made of plastic. An itinerary that goes from white to black, passing the different colours of De Nittis, Previati, Balla, Boccioni, Nolde, Kandinsky, Ernst, Vedova, Santomaso, Morlotti, Afro and many others.
For: Lower Secondary School and Upper Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Every day except Mondays
Time: from 10.00 on
Languages: Italian, English, French

Sculpted Thought
Sculpture itineraries in Ca’ Pesaro

From ancient times until the end of the nineteenth century, with almost no interruption the function of sculpture was purely monumental and celebratory, as is evident in both the countless isolated sculptures to be found and in those that are part of buildings.
It was at the beginning of the twentieth century that this well-established tradition was then radically interrupted when sculpture underwent a profound change when anti-monumentalism and anti-rhetoric became its primary vocation. This marked the beginning of a ceaseless process of linguistic experimentation, with the use of unusual materials, a change in the relationship between the sculpture and its setting, and between solids and voids, overcoming figuration to such an extent that the canonic distinction between painting and sculpture no longer applied.
The main stages of the development of this transformation in sculpture are documented here with a careful selection of works of high quality: the modern transformation of late nineteenth century sculpture in different ways and forms by Auguste Rodin and Medardo Rosso, the synthesis between Expression and Classicism by Adolfo Wildt, Arturo Martini’s anti-classical figures that are considered symbolic of the twentieth century, the vitalist theme introduced by Jean Arp and revived by Henry Moore’s anthropomorphic forms, Alexander Calder’s aethereal and light ‘mobile’ sculptures, Emilio Vedova’s ‘plurime’ paintings/sculptures, the monolithic bodies by Giovanni Anselmo, an exponent of Arte povera, and the Neo-Pop fetish objects by Jeff Koons.
For: Lower Secondary School and Upper Secondary School
Duration: 2 hours
When: Every day except Mondays
Time: from 10.00 on
Languages: Italian, English, French