Within the framework of the Year of Italian Language and Culture in Russia the
Russian Museum presents the exhibition revealing the basic stages and tendencies
in the development of the Italian landscape photography from neorealism to conceptual
art. Exhibition presents the photos from the GRAF, La Gondola and
Touring Club Italiano archives, Galica Gallery and the private collections.
Among the earliest photos there are presented the works of the after-war decade
showing the documental or neorealist way in the Italian photography. The period
from the 1960’s to 1980’s is marked by appearance of new themes and subjects that
have a special actuality up to now. Among them there is the extermination of nature
as the result of a human negligence, the negative sides of the invasion of the modern
architecture and advertisement in the urban space, the incessant changes of the
natural landscape. In the landscape photos of the 1990s–2000s the traditional and
innovatory means of expressiveness, the realistic and abstract forms, documental
exactness and the high measure of the artistic generalization are organically combined.
Exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute
in St. Petersburg and the CRAF Center of Research and Archiviation
of Photography (Italy).