ni is partner of the exhibition Matisse the figure. The strength or line, the sense of colour and the educational project L’atelier di Matisse to be held at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara from 22 February to 15 June 2014.

The exhibition, curated by Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, the former deputy director of the Centre Pompidou and an authoritative Matisse scholar, focuses on the theme of the figure and aims to provide a portrait of the great French artist that highlights both his talent and an alchemist of colour as well as his enormous graphic and sculptural skills. An extensive and rigorous selection of paintings, sculptures and drawings will illustrate the entire arc of the artist’s development, from his early training to the audacious creations of his late maturity.

Once again Eni underlines its links to the city of Ferrara and with the aim of combining its nature as one of the world’s leading energy companies with the social and cultural tissue of the areas in which it operates. An effort that is rooted in dialogue and exchange.

L'atelier di Matisse

After the success of previous editions, once again this year Eni is also partner of the educational project L’atelier di Matisse. The project includes a range of different inter-disciplinary initiatives based on the involvement and active participation of visitors, such as an illustrated book for children linked to the themes of the exhibition, a lad programme for second level secondary schools – that will result in an app about the exhibition – and a cycle of discussions dedicated to the complex figure of the artist.

  • An illustrated book for children related to the theme of the exhibition and aimed at enabling young readers to discover the extraordinary artistic personality of Matisse. The text and illustrations have been commissioned to Eva Montanari, an author and illustrator of international renown and specialised in children’s books.
  • A programme of animated guided tours for schools (for primary and fist level secondary schools) that will offer children an opportunity to approach the work of the French maestro and discover his revolutionary impact.
  • Animated guided tours for families.
  • Interactive maps of the exhibition for schools and families. Given the positive response to the offers in 2011 and 2012, also for the Matisse show there will be a selection of “interactive maps‘  for schools and families, in other words, tools for autonomous visits to the exhibition. These educational tools, available for the ticket office, will give to young visitors and those accompanying them a key to understanding the work of Matisse through a selection of readings and activities to be conducted both at the exhibition and at home.
  • A programme of workshops with artists for second level secondary schools.
  • A cycle of conferences to examine more closely some of the issues raised by the work of Matisse and suggested by the themes of the exhibition.
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