From 3 December 2016 until 15 January 2017 the Frascione Art Gallery will host the exhibition A CUBAN VISION – Works by Maggie Genova-Cordovi. Inspired by the art of the Renaissance, the paintings of this Cuban-born American artist use surprising materials such as coffee and carbon pigments as well as lace and fabrics. The result is a series of dream-like images in which reality and illusion connect and the past mingles with the present to create a language that is both metaphorical and poetic.
The exhibition is a part of the fourth edition of CONTEMPORANEAMENTE, an initiative promoted by the “Associazione Via Maggio” and intended to bring attention to those who work with new art forms, design, craftsmanship and contemporary culture in Florence. The artist said that “When I paint these women, I reach out to the fairytale of my lost childhood which, after leaving Cuba, I managed to keep alive thanks to the love and nurturing I continued to get from my amazing parents and the smell of the Cuban coffee my mother brewed every morning”.
The artist’s work will be displayed together with paintings from the collection begun by the great-grandfather Enrico Frascione in 1893, continued by the grandfather Vittorio and subsequently enriched by Federico and Sasha, now including works of art by great masters from the 14th century to the present day, such as Piero di Cosimo, Luca Giordano, Alessandro Rosi and Giacomo Balla.