The column “Who’s Next?” is renewed, not in substance, but in form. In fact, we will continue to write about unjustly forgotten protagonists of Italian art, culture and literature, but we will do it from another angle, that is, by narrating their story in first person, through a sort of fictional story or memoir, this time dedicated to the eclectic Rosa Rosà, writer, illustrator and futurist painter active above all in the 10s and 20s of the 20th century. So let her voice guide us…Read more →
Katy Castellucci’s name rings out loud in Who’s Next? and 20th century Italian art. In fact, she was one of the most significant artists of that heterogeneous group of painters active in Rome between the 20s and 40s of the 900s century that goes by the name of Scuola Romana. Painter, portraitist and weaver, she best represented this unconventional artistic current thanks to an extreme sensitivity and a multifaceted and original visual taste. Her shy and restless character is hidden behind the enchantment of her works, which greatly influenced the Italian art of that time.Read more →
This time we focus our attention on what was considered the “first post-war artist-scientist” and “the last of the millennium”. We are talking about Fernando Melani from Pistoia, whose creative dimension was inspired by reflections on matter and atom, and then approached, even anticipating, the influences of Arte Povera, Conceptual Art and Minimal Art.
Hannah Höch, stage name of Anna Therese Johanne Höch, was born in Gotha, Germany, in 1889. Mainly known for the work she produced during the Weimar Republic, today she is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century Dadaist season and a pioneer in the technique of photomontage. Hannah Höch is in fact the woman who innovated the collage technique, elaborating images taken from different types of magazines, in a continuous cross-reference of political-cultural ideas.Read more →