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Radical Light Simonetta Fraquelli

Radical Light By Simonetta Fraquelli

Radical Light by Simonetta Fraquelli


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Italian Divisionism was the most significant art movement to emerge in Italy during the last decades of the nineteenth century. This book is a comprehensive survey of Divisionism in English, and accompanies a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London (18 June - 7 September 2008), and the Kunsthaus Zurich (26 September - 11 January 2009).

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Radical Light: Italy's Divisionist Painters by Simonetta Fraquelli

Italian Divisionism was arguably the most significant art movement to emerge in Italy during the last decades of the nineteenth century. Often misinterpreted as a simple derivative of French Neo-Impressionism, Divisionism's practitioners, while also concerned with nineteenth-century research into optics and the physics of light, consulted different sources, and their aims and results diverged from the French school. The Italian Divisionists were motivated by a basic dissatisfaction with modern civilization and a desire to endow art with a scientific approach; to make art an instrument of social change. At the same time, their work was often deeply Symbolist in character; Grubicy, Previati, Segantini and Volpedo, while espousing progress and science, drew on Christian imagery of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - even when anti-clerical in their politics - in a quest for spiritual transcendence.This book features the main protagonists of the first generation of Divisionists - Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, Giovanni Segantini, Gaetano Previati, Angelo Morbelli, Emilio Longoni, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Plinio Nomellini, Ettore Sottocornola and Carlo Fornara, together with Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra and Luigi Russolo, who were later to launch the Futurist movement, yet were profoundly influenced by Divisionism. This book is the first comprehensive survey of Divisionism in English, and accompanies a major exhibition at the National Gallery, London (18 June - 7 September 2008), and the Kunsthaus Zurich (26 September - 11 January 2009).

About Simonetta Fraquelli

Simonetta Fraquelli is an independent art historian and a specialist in Italian art in the twentieth century. Tobia Bezzola and Linda Schadler are curators at the Kunsthaus, Zurich; Giovanna Ginex is an independent art historian and an expert on Divisionist painting, Vivien Greene is a curator at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; both are contributors to Divisionism/Neo-Impressionism: Arcadia & Anarchy (2007); Aurora Scotti is an independent art historian and expert on Divisionist techniques.

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GOR011791578
9781857094091
1857094093
Radical Light: Italy's Divisionist Painters by Simonetta Fraquelli
Used - Like New
Hardback
National Gallery Company Ltd
20080610
176
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