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Carlo Carrà

(1881—1966)

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Ardengo Soffici

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(b Rignano sull’Arno, nr. Florence, 7 Apr. 1879; d Forte dei Marmi, nr. Viareggio, 18 Aug. 1964).

Italian critic and painter. From 1900 to 1907 he spent his formative years ...

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futurism

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Italian avant-garde art movement, launched in 1909, that exalted the dynamism of the modern world; it was literary in origin, but most of its major exponents were painters, and it also...

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Giorgio De Chirico

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(1888–1978)

Italian painter, who was the originator of metaphysical painting and a precursor of surrealism.

Having studied in Athens and Munich, Chirico went to Paris,...

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Giorgio Morandi

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(1890–1964)

Italian painter of still lifes.

Morandi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in his native Bologna from 1907 to 1913. He was influenced by the masters of the...

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Metaphysical Painting

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A style of painting invented by de Chirico in about 1913 and practised by him, Carrà (from 1917), Morandi (from 1918), and a few other Italian artists until about 1920. The term (Pittura...

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Novecento

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(Italian, ‘nine hundred’)

A term used to describe the 20th century (the 1900s) in Italian art.

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Valori plastici

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An art periodical published in Rome from 1918 to 1921 in both Italian and French editions (it was originally a monthly but became bi-monthly). The editor and publisher was Mario Broglio...

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