Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone

Italia tra le due guerre

The collection of Italian art from the interwar period, which Giuseppe Iannaccone began for his own enjoyment based on a personal vision, is the only one of its kind in Italy or anywhere, with works that range from the early 20s to the end of World War II. It is a relatively brief but intense chapter in history that the collector likes to call the Italian Expressionism of the 30s: the Scuola Romana of Via Cavour with Mario Mafai, Antonietta Raphael and Scipione; Fausto Pirandello and Alberto Ziveri, loners by vocation; Renato Guttuso, so full of color and contrast; the French leanings of the Six Painters of Turin; the Corrente di Vita Giovanile circle, with Renato Birolli’s bright hues, Aligi Sassu’s romantic reds, Arnaldo Badodi’s characters, Luigi Broggini’s dancers, Ernesto Treccani and Bruno Cassinari’s portraits, Giuseppe Migneco’s dramas, Italo Valenti’s dreams and Emilio Vedova’s little café; the poetry of the chiaristi in Milan and the humor that Ottone Rosai and Filippo de Pisis find in being “simply” human.