Author name: Carlo

Macchiaioli

Who are the Macchiaioli? The group can be summarized as twelve young men from different social backgrounds, all born between 1820 and 1835 and animated by a strong patriotic sentiment, who shared the idea of subverting the old academic rules stifling the artist’s creativity: Giuseppe Abbati (1836-1868), Cristiano Banti (1824-1904), Odoardo Borrani (1833-1905), Vincenzo Cabianca …

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