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Italian Divisionism: Gazes and Perspectives. A presentation and book signing with author Annie-Paule Quinsac

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 Users and Pupils: Absolutely free


In this in particular person event, professor Annie-Paule Quinsac will current her recently-released e book, Divisionismo Italiano. Sguardi e prospettive 1880-1920 (Massetti Rodella Editori, 2022). The perform is a revisitation of her seminal thesis “La peinture divisionniste italienne. Origines et premiers développements 1880-1895“, talked about at the Sorbonne in 1968 and published in 1972.

Making use of a transversal tactic, Quinsac analyses the sociopolitical, historical, and ideological context that characterized Italian divisionism, from Segantini’s Avemaria a trasbordo (1886, the very first Divisionist function), via the Symbolism of the 1890s, and up to the Futurist revolution, underscoring the ever-changing interpretations of critics via the existing.

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 other individuals merely utilized for the sake of comparison).

Copies of the e book will be available for invest in.

Gentle refreshments will be served.


Annie-Paule Quinsac is Professor Emerita at College of South Carolina and an artwork critic. She gained her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, and taught the history of 19th-century artwork for 25 a long time. She is a main scholar on the oeuvre of Giovanni Segantini, obtaining published a catalogue raisonné of the artist (Electa, 1982, 2014-15) and a crucial edition of his correspondence (Cattaneo Editore, 1985). She has curated several exhibitions, both equally in Italy and abroad, which includes Segantini. Il ritorno a Milano  (Palazzo Reale, Milan 2014-15)

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