This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Fausto Pirandello: 1899 – 1975, curated by Fabio Benzi, held at the Estorick Collection in 2015.

Fausto Pirandello was one of the most important and influential painters working in Italy between the 1930s and the 1950s. The son of dramatist Luigi Pirandello, his work expressed a vision of reality that was raw, carnal, and unflinchingly objective – a style that attracted many other Italian painters, including Renato Guttuso, who sought to endow their art with an expressive intensity appropriate to the urgency of the times.

The catalogue includes a selection of Pirandello’s work featured in the exhibition and contributions from Fabio Benzi on the artist’s early endeavours, Francesco Leone on his post-war reflections on matter and form, and Flavia Matitti on the relationship between painting and writing.

Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: Estorick Foundation (2015)

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