On at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence the exhibition “Dawn of a Nation. From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano”. On until July 22nd, the show represents an exploration of art, politics and society in Italy from the 1950s to the years of protest in the late 1960s. On display 80 works of art by artists such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The works on display are intended to illustrate Italian culture after World War II, in the years of the so-called “economic miracle” that profoundly marked Italian society. In this period the world also witnessed a development in art with a new vision which was stoked by an extraordinarily vibrant and inventive burst of creativity, that spared neither style, form or material.
Visitors will, thus, be lead through the dispute between Realism and Abstraction, onwards to the triumph of Informal Art and up to Pop Art until the Arte Povera and the Conceptual Art. Twenty years of creative growth.
The exhibition is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm, on Thursdays closing at 11 pm. Full tickets cost 13 Euros.