BELVEDERE ITALIANO – Linee di tendenza nell’arte contemporanea 1945 – 2001

Even though ltalian art over recent decades has been experimenting with new techniques and approaches to image-making, it still falls within the broad lines of a long tradition spanning from the Renaissance up to the present day. A recurring theme running through ltalian art for almost five hundred years now is represented by its concern tor form, understood as the capacity to transform material and to contribute to the revelation of its inner meaning. ltalian art of the post second world war period was characterised by a need to formalise the artwork, with the artist maintaining strict control over materials in a space tempered by emotional impetus and imperturbable method – a Dionysian pulse combined with an Apollonian gaze. lt is no accident that behind today’s artistic trends lies a grand tradition which has always attempted to bring to the image, as a kind of outlet for an iconographical urgency in which form and morality merge. Polish, Italian and English text

Text: Bonito Oliva Achille. pp. 144; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2001.

ISBN: 9788849201765 | 8849201761

ID: AM-7082

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Even though ltalian art over recent decades has been experimenting with new techniques and approaches to image-making, it still falls within the broad lines of a long tradition spanning from the Renaissance up to the present day. A recurring theme running through ltalian art for almost five hundred years now is represented by its concern tor form, understood as the capacity to transform material and to contribute to the revelation of its inner meaning. ltalian art of the post second world war period was characterised by a need to formalise the artwork, with the artist maintaining strict control over materials in a space tempered by emotional impetus and imperturbable method – a Dionysian pulse combined with an Apollonian gaze. lt is no accident that behind today’s artistic trends lies a grand tradition which has always attempted to bring to the image, as a kind of outlet for an iconographical urgency in which form and morality merge. Polish, Italian and English text