The exhibition “Adolfo Wildt. L’anima e le forme tra Michelangelo e Klimt” (28th January – 17th June 2012) curated by Paola Mola, Fernando Mazzocca and Antonio Paolucci, with the scientific coordination by Gianfranco Brunelli, at the Musei di San Domenico in Forlì, highlights the extraordinary creativity of one of the greatest master of the modern sculpture. Wildt (1868 – 1931) was a great artist, self-educated and talented who represented a disputed figure inside the national artistic world: he was venerated from persons who understood his geniality and detested from persons who considered his creations opposing the harmony of the shapes and too linked to the Nordic Decadentism.
The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, jointly working with the Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì manager of the event, proposes an exhibition “Ceramic Sculpture during the time of Adolfo Wildt” curated by Claudia Casali, displayed inside the 20th century collection in order to emphasize the artists who had contacts and relations with Wildt, such as the scholars Fausto Melotti and Lucio Fontana, or others who shared the same extraordinary contemporary artistic experience such as Domenico Rambelli, Galileo Chini, Achille Calzi, Francesco Nonni, Domenico Baccarini, Arturo Martini and Duilio Cambellotti. In the same context the exhibition offers examples of apparent opposite artistic personalities represented by the Futurist movement concretized in the ceramic experience in Faenza (1928-29) and Albisola (from 1929 on).
MIC proposes a “visit inside the visit” made up of 15 artistic steps, that may be integrated by the visit of the exhibition in Forlì, or that may be independent and testify an excellent section of the Italian art around 1931, date of Wildt’s death.