Nicol Maria Mocchi

Nicol Maria Mocchi is an Italian art historian specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. She obtained her Ph.D in 2014 from the University of Udine with a thesis on the International Visual Sources of Italian Art during the Symbolist period. Since 2010, she has collaborated with the Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica and with the Milan’s Superintendence for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape. Her main fields of interest are the connections and exchanges between different visual cultures, with strong focus on Austro-German, French and Anglo-American artists. In 2016, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Italian Modern Art, where she worked on the reception, visual success and critical fortunes of Giorgio Morandi’s oeuvre in the United States, leading up to the Fifties. She has recently published a book entitled The Culture of the de Chirico Brothers at the Dawn of Metaphysical Art (La cultura dei fratelli de Chirico agli albori dell’arte metafisica, Milano e Firenze, 1909–1911, Milan: Archivio dell’Arte Metafisica / Scalpendi, 2017).