Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, 2008
Portrait of a Collection is a project that focuses on early twentieth-century Italian painting in the Estorick Collection in London (spanning from Futurism to Morandi). The work took the visual languages of the collection’s artists as potential sources for various pictorial solutions in new works. With these paintings, De Marco began to build a possible “alphabet of signs” in relation to the various constituent parts of landscape—sky, sea, earth, trees—with the ultimate goal of reuniting them; a montage of different techniques unified in a single painting. In this particular show, the works are installed on two floors of the museum space alongside the original paintings of the masters.
Catalogue in collaboration with Federico Ferrari with texts by Roberta Cremoncini, Charlotte Artus and Stuart Evans.