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GLI ANNI DI PIAGENTINA: NATURA E FORMA NELL'ARTE DEI MACCHIAIOLI (The Years at Piagentina: Nature and Figure in the Art of the Macchiaioli). Giovanni Spadolini et al. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, 1991. Organized in association with Galleria d'arte moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Published by Artificio s.r.l., Florence. 232 pp. with 138 ills. (65 col.). 28 x 22 cm. In Italian.
Highlighting street scenes, interiors, landscapes and portraits produced by Lega, Signorini, Borrani and other Macchiaioli artists during their sojourn in the Piagentina countryside in the 1860s and early 70s, this catalogue presents analyses and clear reproductions of 65 paintings drawn primarily from private collections. Four scholarly essays describe the activities and artistic concerns of the painters at Piagentina, evaluate the tranquil domestic scenes and window motifs that figured prominently in their works, and discuss their independence from the academic trends in Italian art of the period.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1800-1900 — Painting — Macchiaioli
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 023309
Paperbound $65.00    

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