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DA MODIGLIANI A FONTANA: DISEGNO ITALIANO DEL XX SECOLO NELLE CIVICHE RACCOLTE D'ARTE DI MILANO (From Modigliani to Fontana: Italian Drawing of the 20th Century in the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte, Milan). Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 1991. Organized in association with Comune di Milano, Settore Cultura e Spettacolo. Published by Nuove edizioni Gabriele Mazzotta, Milan. 182 pp. with 189 ills. (42 col.). 23 x 24 cm. ISBN 882021007X In Italian.
Surveys stylistic and thematic progressions in Italian art from 1900 to the 1950s through a presentation of 145 drawings, including Symbolist works by Alberto Martini, Futurist compositions by Boccioni, figure studies by Carra and Sironi, numerous gestural abstractions by Fontana, and diverse drawings by Modigliani, Severini, Depero, Wildt, Marini, Manzu and some 20 other artists. The characteristics of draughtsmanship in major modern Italian art movements, the status of drawing in the oeuvres of individual artists, and the medium's use as a vehicle for satire and social criticism are among the topics addressed in thirteen substantial essays.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1900-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 02,03
Worldwide Number: 023304
Paperbound $55.00    

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