Bob Krieger’s gaze on Italy: the artist’s personal exhibition in Monza
Italy and Italians observed under the sharp gaze of Bob Krieger: 140 portraits made by the famous artist are on display until 11 July, in the evocative setting of the Orangerie at the Reggia di Monza.
The exhibition Bob Krieger. Sguardi del pensiero e dell’anima, curated by Piero Addis -General Director of the Reggia di Monza- wish to trace the history of a glorious era in which creativity, excellence, inventiveness, imagination, skill, genius and talent have given life to that unique Made in Italy, which is the trade mark of the genuine style of a country that finds in its genius the humus to reinvent and reinvent itself continually. Bob Krieger does not stop to look at the faces of an Italy that he, as stateless as he likes to define himself, has chosen as his ideal home for many years. Some of the persons portrayed: Agnelli and Moratti families, Gillo Dorfles, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Diana Bracco, Sergio Dompé, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Roberto Bolle, Laura Pausini, Roberto Baggio, Carla Fracci, Ermanno Olmi, Fiorello, Lilly Gruber.
Bob Krieger has portrayed personalities from every field, from politics to science, from industry to sport, from fashion to art, from architecture to entertainment. The personal commitment of these great personalities has represented for Italy an instrument of pearless promotion. An exhibition that will astonish the visitor for its setting: the gallery of faces unfolds in a succession of suspended cubes set up to represent exactly a DNA chain so that the public can dive complitely in a fantastic vision.
The hope of the artist, expressed through his works, is that that era returns, that what is inherent in the genetic heritage of Italians returns to manifest itself through laboriousness, research, the courage to explore new horizons in every area and allows Italy to resume its role as a role model to which all other countries can look with admiration.
The exhibition is promoted by the Reggia di Monza, Imago Art Strategies Lugano, under the patronage of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Monza and participation as main sponsor of TopColor and sponsors of the Fondazione Bracco and Dompé Farmaceutici, Italia del Gusto, Bellavite Editore, Excellence Magazine Luxury.