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The Prize

Artwork on silver plate by Ernesto Treccani

Cm 37x42
Work on silver plate from the early 80s

Ernesto Treccani, Italian painter and intellectual. Born in Milan on August 26, 1920, he joined very early the art avant-garde groups and movements opposed to Fascist culture. Founder and director at the age of 18 of the magazine "Corrente" (cf. Corrente di Vita), he exhibited his first works at the "Bottega di Corrente" with Renato Birolli, Renato Guttuso, Giuseppe Migneco, Aligi Sassu and later with Bruno Cassinari and Ennio Morlotti at Galleria della Spiga and Corrente.

From the 1960s on, the prolific works and multiple initiatives demonstrate the continuous commitment of Treccani, characterized by a relentless action for the spread of culture and artistic debate. 

In December 2009, during the 40th anniversary of the Piazza Fontana bombing, the painting Un popolo di volti was exhibited at the Royal Palace in Milan. In March 2011, again at the Royal Palace, the painting Le cinque giornate di Milano was exhibited on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Among the recent exhibitions, there are mentioned: in 2012 Le parole e la pittura. Ernesto Treccani incontra la poesia, l’epica, il romanzo at the Pinacoteca Civica of Savona and in 2013 La materia e la luce. Vetri, ceramiche e smalti di Ernesto Treccani at the Fondazione Corrente.

The Cause

The Fondazione Giuliano e Maria Carmen Magnoni was founded in 2004 in Milan by the Magnoni family to continue the values of their parents, Giuliano and Maria Carmen. Through the foundation, they have made their commitment to improving the quality of life of individuals and the community a reality.

The Fondazione Magnoni's goals are to help disadvantaged youth through entrepreneurial initiatives. With its vast experience in the business world, the foundation acts as an incubator for social enterprises, either directly managing and/or sustaining the start-ups of such initiatives characterized by: economic sustainability—the ability to make themselves self-sufficient in the medium term; replicability—the ability to model the initiatives and multiply them throughout the country and abroad; measurability—the ability to quantify the impact generated from social and economic points of view.

Pursuing its objective of being a social enterprise incubator, it assists in the start-up and consolidation phase of the projects, making them economically self-sustaining and gradually reducing its managerial and financial support. In 2008, it invested heavily in Oltre Venture Capital Sociale—the first Italian social venture capital company.

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  • In condition as donated.
Item #P39570

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