International Exhibition of Art (1911)

International Exhibition of Art (Italian: Esposizione internazionale d'arte) was a world's fair held in Rome in 1911 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy in the same year as another world's fair in Turin (which had a more scientific focus). It marked the beginnings of the National Roman Museum. The fair's receipts were disappointing over the summer of 1911 because of poor weather and a cholera epidemic.

International Exhibition of Art
Overview
BIE-classUnrecognized exposition
NameInternational Exhibition of Art
Visitors7,409,145
Timeline
Opening29 April 1911
Closure19 November 1911

The fair was open from 29 April to 19 November 1911, and had 7,409,145 visitors.[1] The participating countries included Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, England, Russia, Serbia, Spain, USA, Hungary and Italy.[2]

The British Pavilion was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. In 1912 it taken over by the British School at Rome, which is still based there.[3]

The Serbian pavilion was designed by Petar Bajalović. Several Serbian and regional artists presented their works, including Marko Murat, Ivan Meštrović, Dragomir Arambašić, Đorđe Jovanović, Toma Rosandić.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World's Fairs Compared: Facts and Statistics". Turin 1911: The World's Fair in Italy. University of California. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ Elezović, Zvezdana (2009). "Kosovske teme paviljona Kraljevine Srbije na međunarodnoj izložbi u Rimu 1911. godine". Baština. 27.
  3. ^ Hugh Petter. Lutyens in Italy: The Building of the British School at Rome. British School at Rome, 1992
  4. ^ Elezović, Zvezdana (2009). "Kosovske teme paviljona Kraljevine Srbije na međunarodnoj izložbi u Rimu 1911. godine". Baština. 27.