A hitherto unpublished typescript by Francesco Arcangeli comments on the Courbet retrospective held at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Notwithstanding its non-academic format (it was made for a broad- cast), the text offers a new reading of the French master’s work. For Arcangeli Courbet was a painter who hid his feelings behind a deliberate realism: his Romanticism is rooted above all in landscape painting, in a total immersion in nature, where the Romantic spirit nds its greatest expression. This piece of writing – contemporary with “Gli ultimi natu- ralisti” (published in this journal, November 1954), a fundamental text of Arcangeli’s poetics – conveys the importance of the study of nine- teenth-century culture with respect to the scholar’s own time.

Uno scritto inedito di Francesco Arcangeli su Gustave Courbet

Giuseppe Di Natale
2019

Abstract

A hitherto unpublished typescript by Francesco Arcangeli comments on the Courbet retrospective held at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Notwithstanding its non-academic format (it was made for a broad- cast), the text offers a new reading of the French master’s work. For Arcangeli Courbet was a painter who hid his feelings behind a deliberate realism: his Romanticism is rooted above all in landscape painting, in a total immersion in nature, where the Romantic spirit nds its greatest expression. This piece of writing – contemporary with “Gli ultimi natu- ralisti” (published in this journal, November 1954), a fundamental text of Arcangeli’s poetics – conveys the importance of the study of nine- teenth-century culture with respect to the scholar’s own time.
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