Intorno all’Indisposizione artistica di Venezia del 1887
At the end of the Nineteenth Century Humorous Salons took place in several European and US cities. These exhibitions were promoted by groups of artists who through their satirical works anticipated some of the manners and languages then adopted by the Avant-gardes. In 1887 Venice hosted the Indisposizione Nazionale Artistica, a Humorous Salon directed by Paulo Fambri and inspired by a similar exhibition carried out in Milan in 1881. The Venetian exhibition was widely publicized through manifestos that illustrated the concept of the event and gathered works of many artists from all over Italy. The essay reconstructs for the ” rst time the history of this exhibition studying it in a national and international context.