Belle époque. The ironic look of Dalsani

The exhibition presents a great variety of drawings by the sharp and ironic eye of Dalsani, one of the greatest Italian caricaturists and poster designers between the 19th and 20th century. It shows an overview of the life and taste of the middle class during the Belle époque, their satisfaction of living in an era considered quintessentially beautiful, along with the faith in a progress that was considered unstoppable.

The exhibition, with its 256 pieces, is divided in eight sections: the first one is dedicated to Dalsani’s persona, followed by free time, new sports, fashion, shows, advertisements, exhibitions, education, political caricature. Considering Dalsani’s work in drawing fashion sketches for great fashion houses, many female dresses of the time are on display, lent by the Museo del Costume Moda Immagine of Milano, by the Liceo Artistico e Musicale Istituto d’Arte Aldo Passoni in Torino and by a private collection.

The initiative is in collaboration with the descendants of Giorgio Ansaldi (Dalsani) and with the Museo del Risorgimento – Civiche Raccolte Storiche di Milano.

From 18.12.2013 to 4.5.2014; extended until 14.9.2014