Adolfo Wildt

Download Press Release LINK Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931) the last symbolist, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris April 15 – July 13, 2015

This exhibition on Adolfo Wildt, under the patronage of the Ministerio dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo of Italy (MIBACT), has been organised by the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie in collaboration with the Fondation Cassa dei Risparmi of Forli and the city of Forli.
This Italian sculptor, close to the Liberty style and Symbolism, contrived to devise a language in which expressionism combines with reminiscences of ancient and Renaissance art as well as neo-Gothic art, striking an unusual balance between the expressive power of the modeling and the gracefulness of his purely decorative motifs.
This outstanding exhibition presents for the first time in France sculptures and drawings by one of the most refined and cultivated artists of the twentieth century.
Foreign to the world of the avant-gardes, Wildt met with mixed critical acclaim, both because of the subject matter of his sometimes obscure works, and on account of his formal choices, viewed as being eccentric.