The collection is comprised of art and documents from the twentieth-centuries main artistic movements. The collection belonged to the engineer Alberto Della Ragione, who donated it to the municipality of Florence in 1970. It documents the arts in the period from 1930 to 1945 and pays particular attention to the generation of artists attempted to renew Italy’s artistic culture between the two World Wars. Special pieces in the collection include several landscape paintings by Ottone Rosai, the melancholy scenes of Florence and the still-life paintings by De Pisis and Mafai, and some operas by Carrà, Morandi, Casorati, Campigli and Guttuso. There are also abstract artworks by Birolli and Emilio Vedova. The collection includes some important sculptures, like the famous “Paulette” from the early years of Lucio Fontana, a sculpted horse by Marino Marini and portraits by Manzù. The number of works donated amount to 240, making a bone fide museum of contemporary art.
An astonishing city of art, fashion and tradition
If you are visiting Tuscany you cannot miss Florence. The Renaissance city is a treasure trove of art with an astonishing contemporary vibe. Beyond the extraordinary artistic heritage, a testimony to its centuries of civilization, the best way to enjoy Florence is to stroll along the riverside avenues at sunset, or to get lost among the city’s myriad alleyways of the bohemian Oltrarno or the ...Morekeyboard_backspace
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