Italian Divisionism: Gazes and Perspectives. A presentation and book signing with author Annie-Paule Quinsac
November 22, 2022
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
General Admission: $10; Members and Students: Free
In this in person event, professor Annie-Paule Quinsac will present her recently-published book, Divisionismo Italiano. Sguardi e prospettive 1880-1920 (Massetti Rodella Editori, 2022). The work is a revisitation of her seminal thesis “La peinture divisionniste italienne. Origines et premiers développements 1880-1895“, discussed at the Sorbonne in 1968 and published in 1972.
Using a transversal approach, Quinsac analyses the sociopolitical, historical, and ideological context that characterized Italian divisionism, from Segantini’s Avemaria a trasbordo (1886, the first Divisionist work), through the Symbolism of the 1890s, and up to the Futurist revolution, underscoring the ever-changing interpretations of critics through the present.
Artists considered: 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 others merely used for the sake of comparison).
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Light refreshments will be served.
Annie-Paule Quinsac is Professor Emerita at University of South Carolina and an art critic. She received her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, and taught the history of 19th-century art for 25 years. She is a leading scholar on the oeuvre of Giovanni Segantini, having published a catalogue raisonné of the artist (Electa, 1982, 2014-15) and a critical edition of his correspondence (Cattaneo Editore, 1985). She has curated many exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad, including Segantini. Il ritorno a Milano (Palazzo Reale, Milan; 2014-15)
Public Programming at CIMA is made possible with the generous support of Tiro a Segno Foundation.