Dawn of a Nation: From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano
Edited by Luca Massimo Barbero
The story of Italy at the height of the economic miracle recounted through art.
An extraordinary journey through art, politics, and society, with works by artists such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, recounting and reflecting on the contrasts, transformations and new artistic trends in Italy between the end of World War II and the years of protest, from the opposition between Realism and Abstraction in the postwar period to the triumph of Informal Art in the fifties, Pop Art, and Arte Povera and Conceptual Art in the sixties.
About The Author
Luca Massimo Barbero is director of the Istituto di storia dell’arte of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and associate curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, both in Venice. From 2009 to 2011, he was director of the MACRO (Museo d’arte contemporanea di Roma). He has taught at a number of Italian universities.