From Federico Fellini’s films to ancient Roman vestiges and Italian painters such as Giorgio di Chirico, Giotto, and Piero della Francesca, Philip Guston (1912-1980) drew inspiration from Italian art, culture, and the country’s distinctive landscape. This exhibition of nearly 40 paintings is the first to examine the transitional work Guston completed during his tenure as artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome during the early 1970s. He had begun to shift away from abstraction to concentrate on concrete objects in his paintings, and this visit provoked as he continued to develop a vocabulary of pared down forms organized into unconventional narrative systems. The Phillips Collection is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition.
Organized by Museo Carlo Bilotti, Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Rome and the American Academy in Rome.
Location: The Phillips Collection
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