Nicol Maria Mocchi

Spring 2016

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Nicol Maria is an Italian art historian specialized in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. She obtained her PhD in 2014 at the University of Udine with a thesis on International Visual Sources of Italian Art during the Symbolist period. Since 2010, she has collaborated with the University of Milan and the Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica, dealing specifically with the cultural and intellectual development of Alberto Savinio and Giorgio de Chirico during their early Milanese and Florentine periods (StudiOnLine, no.1 and no. 2, 2014; La cultura dei fratelli de Chirico agli albori dell’arte metafisica, 1909-1911, forthcoming 2015), and in the post-war period (Origine e sviluppi dell’arte metafisica. Milano e Firenze 1909-1911 e 1919-1922, Conference proceedings, Milan, 28-29 Oct. 2010). Her main fields of interest are the relationships and exchanges between different visual cultures, with strong focus on German, Swiss-German and Northern Italian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (L’Uomo Nero, no. 4-5, 2006 and no. 11, 2015; Prospettiva, forthcoming).

During her fellowship at CIMA, she will be working on the reception, visual success and critical fortunes of Giorgio Morandi’s œuvre in the United Stated leading up to the 1940s.