The striking location of the 17th Century Santa Anna Convent hosts the GAM, the Modern Art Gallery of Palermo (Galleria d'Arte Moderna). This large 16th-century building was erected on the ruins of the Saint Remy Palace, where in 1282 more than two thousand French were murdered and buried, during the Vespri revolt. The permanent exhibition, featuring paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th Centuries, unfolds over three floors. The ground level hosts mainly Neoclassical and Romantic Sicilian paintings, and remarkable Sicilian landscapes by Francesco Lo Jacono. The first floor features several Sicilian landscapes by Antonino Leto, two beautiful urban landscapes of Palermo by Michele Catti, and pieces of social realism such as “I Carusi” by Onofrio Tomaselli, representing the hard life of kids working in sulfur mines. The second floor boasts an interesting yet disturbing painting by the German Symbolist Franz Von Stuck, called “The Sin” (1909), Futurist paintings and works by Sironi, Carrà and other artists of the 20th Century, such as “School Kids” by Felice Casorati, a work expressive of cultural anxiety of the time. A noteworthy painting by Corrado Cagli is the “First Chronicle of Time” (1932-34). The celebrated Sicilian painter Guttuso is represented with a nude and an intense self-portrait set among other works by The Four Group members such as those done by Lia Pasqualino Noto.
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