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

Harmony Cardenas

November 22, 2022

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

General Admission: $10 Members and Pupils: Free


In this in particular person party, professor Annie-Paule Quinsac will current her lately-revealed ebook, Divisionismo Italiano. Sguardi e prospettive 1880-1920 (Massetti Rodella Editori, 2022). The do the job is a revisitation of her seminal thesis “La peinture divisionniste italienne. Origines et premiers développements 1880-1895“, reviewed at the Sorbonne in 1968 and printed in 1972.

Making use of a transversal solution, Quinsac analyses the sociopolitical, historical, and ideological context that characterised Italian divisionism, from Segantini’s Avemaria a trasbordo (1886, the initially Divisionist function), via the Symbolism of the 1890s, and up to the Futurist revolution, underscoring the ever-changing interpretations of critics by way of the current.

Artists regarded: 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 others simply utilized for the sake of comparison).

Copies of the e-book will be offered for obtain.

Light refreshments will be served.


Annie-Paule Quinsac is Professor Emerita at College of South Carolina and an art critic. She acquired her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, and taught the heritage of 19th-century artwork for 25 yrs. She is a leading scholar on the oeuvre of Giovanni Segantini, possessing printed a catalogue raisonné of the artist (Electa, 1982, 2014-15) and a significant version of his correspondence (Cattaneo Editore, 1985). She has curated many exhibitions, equally in Italy and overseas, which include Segantini. Il ritorno a Milano  (Palazzo Reale, Milan 2014-15)

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