Art exhibit in Italy dedicated to 'seduction'

"The Form of Seduction" includes 130 artworks, mostly by Italian artists.
By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   June 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

ROME, June 10 (UPI) -- Italy's foremost modern art gallery has opened an exhibit dedicated to the art of seduction, Italian style.

"The Form of Seduction" in Rome's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna includes art work by Man Ray, Amedeo Modigliani and Leoncillo Leonardi, and explores what the gallery calls "the female body in art of the 1900s," a reference to 20th century modern art. About 130 works from the museum's collection are on display, largely by Italian artists, highlighting masterpieces as well as lesser-known works.

The theme of seduction was chosen by museum official Barbara Tomassi as an opportunity for reinterpretation, along with a chance to display fragile examples of graphic art seldom on display, she said.

The display is subdivided into five sections, each dedicated to some aspect of the theme and the artists' method of interpreting it. The exhibit will close Oct. 5.

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