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Fondation Vincent van Gogh : Complicity : Roberto Donetta


From 27 June to 13 September 2020 the Fondation Vincent van Gogh presents «Complicity», an exhibition dedicated to the Swiss artist Roberto Donetta (1865–1932), whose works are being shown here for the first time in France in the form of an “encounter” with those of Natsuko Uchino, Rose Lowder and Cyprien Gaillard, as well as with Provençal ex-votos, punctuated with floral interventions by Marie Varenne and the presentation of the painting Square Saint-Pierre at Sunset (1887) by Vincent van Gogh. The new exhibition at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles is synonymous with discovery, not to say a wealth of discoveries. The first of these undoubtedly has to do with the complicity, between subjects and photographer, that inhabits the highly poetic and surprising images by the neglected artist Roberto Donetta (1865–1932), a sympathetic chronicler of rural life in the Blenio Valley in Ticino. Like Van Gogh during his stay in Arles, Donetta maintains an intimate and precious relationship with his immediate environment. Roberto Donetta captures what he sees, with a tenderness that equals the beauty of his compositions –...

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