Italiens de Paris

A selection of Italian artists working in Paris during the post-war period, including the painters Pippo Oriani, Gino Gregori, Silvano Bozzolini, Marcel Fiorini, and the sculptors Emile Gilioli, and Carlo Sergio Signori.


The Italian artists were by no means united in their choice of avant-garde allegiance during this period of diverse and often opposing groups.  But when considered in relation to the artistic output of the numerous other nationalities working in Paris at that time, the Italians can be seen to have shared a tendency towards a lineal elegance and clarity of form in whichever theoretical framework they worked. This characteristic is surprisingly resonant throughout the exhibition.