This research work is focuses on the evolution of the Italian Divisionism during the early years of the Twentieth century through the analysis of paintings, artists’ writings and different types of ancient sources. Starting from the analysis of the critical fortune of this pictorial current, from Twenties to present day, attention is placed on critical writings contemporary to the works, and few significant events like divisionist’s exhibition in Paris in 1907, and the first Venice biennales. The central chapters are about the handwork of the artists included in the “second generation” of divisionist through the reconstruction of unpublished correspondence between Matteo Olivero and Giuseppe Pellizza. Olivero’s paintings with his personal interpretation of separated colors and his occasional approach to the Futurism. Cesare Maggi’s career as a young and gifted artist who was called “the master of the snow”. The modern grey painting of Eugenio Olivari developed into the artistic environment of Genoa in the early 20th century, and the almost unknown figure of Edoardo Berta, appreciable Swiss divisionist artist, fascinated by Italian symbolism. A particular attention is dedicated also to the youth activity of Giacomo Balla during the years preceding his adherence to Futurism, an argument that needs a revision, if compared with previous studies. Lastly an in-depth study to the depiction of mountains in divisionist’s landscapes, still considered today, mistakenly, their privileged theme.

Evoluzione del Divisionismo nel Novecento. Vicende, protagonisti e ricezione critica

PICCENI, STEFANO
2021

Abstract

This research work is focuses on the evolution of the Italian Divisionism during the early years of the Twentieth century through the analysis of paintings, artists’ writings and different types of ancient sources. Starting from the analysis of the critical fortune of this pictorial current, from Twenties to present day, attention is placed on critical writings contemporary to the works, and few significant events like divisionist’s exhibition in Paris in 1907, and the first Venice biennales. The central chapters are about the handwork of the artists included in the “second generation” of divisionist through the reconstruction of unpublished correspondence between Matteo Olivero and Giuseppe Pellizza. Olivero’s paintings with his personal interpretation of separated colors and his occasional approach to the Futurism. Cesare Maggi’s career as a young and gifted artist who was called “the master of the snow”. The modern grey painting of Eugenio Olivari developed into the artistic environment of Genoa in the early 20th century, and the almost unknown figure of Edoardo Berta, appreciable Swiss divisionist artist, fascinated by Italian symbolism. A particular attention is dedicated also to the youth activity of Giacomo Balla during the years preceding his adherence to Futurism, an argument that needs a revision, if compared with previous studies. Lastly an in-depth study to the depiction of mountains in divisionist’s landscapes, still considered today, mistakenly, their privileged theme.
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