(AGI) New York, Sept 25 - The Macchiaioli exhibition, curatedby Marco Bertoli, will open at the Italian Cultural Institutein New York on Oct. 2. The show forms part of a wider projectpromoting Italy's artistic heritage, and aims to introducenineteenth-century Italian painting and the innovative andground-breaking realist group to the wider American public. Theexhibition will consist of 20 or so works, all from majorItalian private collections, and will include masterpieces suchas Giovanni Fattori's La Battaglia della Sforzesca, SilvestroLega's La Bigherinaia, Cristiano Banti's Giovane Trecciaiolaand Telemaco Signorini's small Papin de Lilela. Also on showwill be hitherto unseen works such as Giovanni Fattori'smilitary Cavalleggeri in Perlustrazione and Serafino DeTivoli's L'Arno alle Cascine, which belongs to his boldexperimental period during the late Fifties. The exhibition,which runs until Oct. 30, will provide an overview of the mostinnovative and avant-garde international artistic movement,which flourished several years before the dawn ofImpressionism. (AGI). .