Impressioni di Natura – Nature Impressions
The exhibition, imagined and designed as a double story, was developed at two museum sites: the Museomontagna and the Museo Civico Alpino “Arnaldo Tazzetti” in Usseglio.
The exhibition, curated by Daniela Berta and Emanuela Lavezzo, is a tribute to the figure of Alessandro Poma, a painter born in Biella in 1874, who is part of the Piedmontese landscape painting scene between the last years of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. A shy and reserved artist, Poma matured his own style while traveling between Rome and the Amalfi Coast, Courmayeur and Piedmont. Without ever fully adhering to a particular artistic movement or current, the artist favored an isolated path that led him to develop a very personal style, blending realism and impressionism, up to the attempt of abstraction of forms.
What emerges clearly from Poma’s painting is his fascination with nature, expressed through his love of landscapes, natural frames and the suggestions offered by mountain settings.
The corpus of works exhibited at Museomontagna, divided into five thematic sections, are a selection of some of the most significant paintings made on these themes.
“Impressioni di Natura”, as the exhibition is titled, documenting the unique character of his atmospheric, imprecise and energetic painting, aimed at restoring the vital essence suspended in the natural universe in a naturally unfinished way.
From the portraits of snow-capped peaks to the traditional shots of the villages of the Lanzo Valleys; from the methodical research on the theme of the tree to what is perhaps his most famous work with gentians, rhododendrons and fields of flowers. Up to the most intimate visions of family portraits that reveal an unexpected communion of taste with the contemporary movements of Symbolism and Art Deco. The works exhibited at Museomontagna are a window on the world of Alessandro Poma, made of technical competence, feeling for color, natural dynamism and energy that comes from creation to reveal itself to the viewer.