Umberto Vittorini in private collections

Umberto Vittorini in private collections

“Umberto Vittorini nelle collezioni private. Tradizione e modernità nella pittura di un maestro del Novecento” (Umberto Vittorini in private collections. Tradition and modernity in the paintings of a master of the 20th century).


Saturday, July 16, the Fondazione Ricci Onlus foundation in Barga hosted the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Umberto Vittorini. Strongly championed and curated by its founder, Cristiana Ricci, the event constitutes a homage to the painter 37 years his death, through the display of about 100 of his works coming from private collections.


The itinerary is organized pursuant to the different periods of Vittorini’s life, dedicating in particular one section to the war, one to Versilia, one to Pisa, and then Barga, as well as a section on portraits.

Thirteen etchings are also on show, representing a true rarity in the Maestro’s production, in addition to two woodcuts by Lorenzo Viani and a photo of the two artists together illustrating how close they were.


Vittorini was a painter in close contact with art and with nature who spanned the 20th century, experienced the tragic events of the wars, and brought all the poetry typical of that century into his landscapes and portraits, etchings and drawings.


The exhibition, free of charge, remains open until Saturday, August 27 and can be visited on Tuesdays from 10 am until noon, Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm.