The Thirties. Arts in Italy beyond fascism
22/09/2012 - 27/01/2013
From 22nd September 2012 to 27th January 2013, the exhibition The Thirties. Arts in Italy beyond fascism is being held at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. The exhibition encompasses the many different styles of expression of the artistic production of the decade.
Including classicism, futurism, expressionism and abstract art and ranging from monumental art to drawing room painting, the artistic scene of those years also saw the emergence of design and mass media with posters, radio, cinema and the first magazines, which gathered a huge quantity of ideas and images from the "fine arts", transmitting them to the general public.
Through the masterpieces (99 paintings, 17 sculptures and 20 objects of design) by more than forty of the most important artists of the age, including Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Renato Guttuso, Filippo de Pisis and Lucio Fontana, the exhibition offers an account of a crucial period that marked an extremely creative artistic age, during the years of fascism, with a ferment that was an introduction to our modern age.
Through the various interactive features, the visitor can also study certain key issues of the exhibition in greater depth, such as the mass media (the Radio Hall and the Reading Hall), industrial design (the Design Hall) and artistic creativity (Touch table).