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Ligabue exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti

The exhibition, dedicated to Antonio Costa, aka Ligabue, traces the artistic itinerary of the painter, sculptor and designer, born in Switzerland and Emilian by adoption, who became one of the protagonists of the twentieth century at an international level
The exhibition will start on October 30th and will last until April 5th. It will be produced by Ferrara Arte, in collaboration with the Antonio Ligabue Archive Foundation of Parma. 107 works by the sculptor and painter of the twentieth century will arrive at Palazzo dei Diamanti, among the most characteristic and emotional of our 'short century'.
After Banksy, a writer from Bristol, we move on to an eccentric, a van Gogh from the Po Valley who was able to transform the cruelty of existence into art. Ligabue, in fact, was born in Zurich in 1899, but died in Gualtieri, his father's country of origin, in 1965. And it is precisely in this Emilian part of the Po Valley where he lived for most of his life. Author with a dramatic and tormented existence, he is the best known of the naive painters in Italy. His journey begins around 1930, while he leads a secluded existence in the woods and floodplains of the Po. His psychic fragility led him to be hospitalized several times. He begins to paint and sculpt with clay and is approached by the sculptor Marino Mazzacurati, who encourages him to continue. Ligabue devoted himself mainly to depicting ferocious animals with violent colors in painting, but also in sculpture.

 
Timetables
Every day: 10.30am - 7.30pm. (The ticket office closes 30 minutes before)
Also open 8, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January, Easter and Easter Monday
Entrance
Single reduced ticket for all: € 10.00 (presale € 1 per person)
Free: minors up to 12 years old, 100% handicapped people with a companion, tourist guides, journalists with ID cards (after registering via the accreditation form), ICOM card holders, "heroes in the ward": health personnel who worked in Covid departments throughout Italy with self-certification
 
Information and reservations for exhibitions and museums in Ferrara
0532 244949 /// diamante@comune.fe.it /// www.palazzodiamanti.it
 
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