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Italian Divisionism: Gazes and Perspectives. A presentation and book signing with author Annie-Paule Quinsac

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Italian Divisionism: Gazes and Perspectives. A presentation and book signing with author Annie-Paule Quinsac

November 22, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Normal Admission: $10 Associates and Pupils: Free


In this in individual event, professor Annie-Paule Quinsac will current her just lately-released e book, Divisionismo Italiano. Sguardi e prospettive 1880-1920 (Massetti Rodella Editori, 2022). The perform is a revisitation of her seminal thesis “La peinture divisionniste italienne. Origines et premiers développements 1880-1895“, talked over at the Sorbonne in 1968 and revealed in 1972.

Employing a transversal tactic, Quinsac analyses the sociopolitical, historic, and ideological context that characterized Italian divisionism, from Segantini’s Avemaria a trasbordo (1886, the very first Divisionist operate), by means of the Symbolism of the 1890s, and up to the Futurist revolution, underscoring the at any time-switching interpretations of critics through the current.

Artists regarded: Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, Giovanni Segantini, Jean François Millet, Gaetano Previati, Angelo Morbelli, Plinio Nomellini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Emilio Longoni, Attilio Pusterla, Carlo Fornara Ernest Meissonier, Jules Breton, Alfred Roll, Jules Adler Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini (and some others merely used for the sake of comparison).

Copies of the reserve will be out there for purchase.

Gentle refreshments will be served.


Annie-Paule Quinsac is Professor Emerita at College of South Carolina and an artwork critic. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, and taught the history of 19th-century artwork for 25 years. She is a foremost scholar on the oeuvre of Giovanni Segantini, obtaining posted a catalogue raisonné of the artist (Electa, 1982, 2014-15) and a crucial version of his correspondence (Cattaneo Editore, 1985). She has curated a lot of exhibitions, equally in Italy and abroad, together with Segantini. Il ritorno a Milano  (Palazzo Reale, Milan 2014-15)

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