A history of Italian art in the 20th century

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Skira Editore, 2002 - Art - 170 pages
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Here are 100 works of art selected from the Italian National Gallery of Modern Art and from private collections that present a wide perspective on the development of modern Italian art. The sharp break from traditional art styles at the beginning of the twentieth century century manifested itself in all media, especially in paintings by Modigliani, Boccioni, and Balla. By the 1920s there was a continued flow of modernism in Italian arts including the works of de Chirico and Sironi that was diverted only by the Fascist regime. When Peggy Guggenheim arrived in Venice, Italian modernism was rekindled and its frontiers spread so rapidly that by the eighties 'modern art' required a larger meaning to include startling new work by Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia. Even the flexible idea of art, established by the Venice Biennale at the end of the century, has been breached by Italian artists now working in the new mediums offered by technology.

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