The history of Italian painting in the second half of the 20th century, analyzed with reference to regional schools and major cultural centers, with in-depth examination of different axes of influence, style and patronage, and a fine selection of illustrations.
[The 1900s / 1945-1990] This volume analyzes Italian painting in the second half of the 20th century, in three chronological sections and in terms of major centers (Turin, Milan, Venice, Florence, Central Italy, Rome, Naples and the South).
This is the period in which the overall relationships and connections of movements takes over from the independent work of many artists. One exceptionally important development, in this period, is the demise of the painting-sculpture dichotomy, expressed most strikingly in the “antidisciplinary” phenomena of kinetic art, installations and conceptual art.
The thematic section also illustrates the relationship between painting and activist criticism, the figures of great artists like Fontana and Burri, and the art market. The book includes a fine range of illustrations, with reproductions of famous masterpieces as well as less familiar materials.