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Personnages (Characters) aims to be a major group exhibition drawing on the artistic heritage of the Braglia Collection.
More than 90 works of art (paintings, drawings and sculptures) created between 1901 and 2014 are presented in which the representation of the human being is central: from his figuration to his condition as an individual, compared to his surroundings, his history and the other.
Divided into nine themes (the study of the figure, the nude, the female figure, the couple, motherhood and childhood, “divertissement”, work, the search for the self and death), the exhibition provides a point of reflection to explore the essence of the human being.

In the Personnages exhibition we explore this phenomenon through the works conserved in the Braglia Collection, spanning more than a century of art history.
The diverse approaches of the painters, draughtsmen, and sculptors featured in the exhibition go well beyond the 19th- and early 20th-century artistic aim of creating a realistic portrait of a given person. Rather, they are interested in capturing multi-faceted personal characteristics and individual qualities. The range offered by the Braglia Collection is almost infinite and covers a wide artistic period ranging from Joan Miró to Gino Severini, from Pablo Picasso to Emil Nolde. It is truly exciting to explore how the way of seeing and portraying people changes from artist to artist and how their ideas flow into the works they create.
Let yourselves be transported through the images of the Braglia Collection’s ‘personages’ in this unique and exciting journey!

Image: Joan Miró, Sans titre (Personnages), 1947, inchiostro di china, acquerello, pastello e matita su carta, 58,7 × 73,4 cm © Successió Miró / 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich

Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia

Riva Antonio Caccia 6a

6900 Lugano, Switzerland


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