De Chirico, Savinio e Les Italiens de Paris on at Lu.C.C.A. Museum

DE CHIRICO, Cavallo e Zebra, 1929-30, 50 x 70 cm, olio su tela
On until February 14th, 2016, at the Lu.C.C.A. Museum of Lucca the exhibition: De Chirico, Savinio e Les Italiens de Paris.

DE PISIS, Hommage à Morandi, 1937, oil on canvas, 54x72cm, Diocesi di Piacenza-Bobbio

“Les Italiens de Paris” were those artists belonging to the ‘Ritorno all’Ordine’ (Return to Order) art movement that followed the First World War and who met in Paris at the beginning of 1928. They were Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Massimo Campigli, Filippo De Pisis, René Paresce, Gino Severini and Mario Tozzi. Taking its inspiration from traditional art, the movement rejected extreme avant-garde and was associated with a revival of classicism.

SAVINIO, Le navire perdu, 1920, oil con canvas, 82x66 cm, private collection

Each of the seven artists had different ideas and artistic styles, yet they stuck together in an artistic fellowship in the attempt to reaffirm the importance of Italian visual art. This ‘partnership’ continued until 1933, and yet during these years they were never all together in the various exhibitions of the group, and more often exhibited with other artists. Today at the Lu.C.C.A. Museum they are all reunited.

DE CHIRICO, Le Muse Inquietanti, oil con canvas, 1950 ca., 97x66 cm, Museo Palazzo Ricci, Macerata
The exhibition concludes with a tribute to Giorgio de Chirico, made in 1968 by Ezio Gribaudo, artist and personal friend of the Master of Metaphysics. Full price ticket costs 9 Euros.

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