Since the 1940s Gianni Mattioli's collection of modern art has been a touchstone of the history of twentieth-century collecting, both for the quality of its masterpieces and for its underlying program. Mattioli was guided by the double purpose of representing and re-establishing the major movements of modern Italian art and of presenting them coherently to the public. This major new contribution to our knowledge of Italian modern art is the catalogue of twenty-six works in Mattioli's collection, dating from 1910 to 1921, which in 1997 were placed at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Each painting is studied in an essay that explores its origins and iconography, its relation to Italian and international pictorial sources, its position in contemporary aesthetic debate, and its critical history.The round contours in the Mattioli painting show the same black shading with repeated fine linear brushstrokes as the collage Crowd + Landscape. ... The passage of Mercury across the sun on November 7, 1914 lasted a little over four hours and took place in Italy in ... It was also announced (though a day too soon) in the best known and most popular astronomy manual then available in Italy, that of Camille Flammarion. ... 346-50; Messina, Nigro Covre 1986. pp. ... 52; Matitti 1998, p.
|Title||:||The Mattioli Collection|
|Publisher||:||Skira - Berenice - 2003|