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Marianne W. Martin
New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)

The Art of the Florentine Macchiaioli

Study of group of Florentine artists active in third quarter of 19th century called "Macchiaioli," who, though highly accomplished, have not been given significant place in history of modern European art. Debate continues over where to place them within larger framework of European art because of their varied styles and influences. Have been called Romantics, Realists, Impressionists, Intimists; were strongly influenced by photography in later periods. Despite wide range of sdources, their principle quest was to create an art appropriate to emerging Italian nation, and as such, their theory and practice provide signficant insights into contemporary European ferment of ideas which challenged the accepted notions of art. Study is complement to author's recent book, Futurist Art and Theory, 1909-1915, which deals with more recent Italian movement. Study and understanding of various artistic accomplishments of 19th and 20th centuries in countries other than France contribute to more complete picture of complex interaction in modern art and culture.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,500 (approved)
$15,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 9/30/1971