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Poggio a Caiano: 100 years of Lacerba

by redaction – The Soffici Museum of Italian 900 art of Poggio a Caiano, after showing “Soffici. Europe in Tuscany “and the order cialis recognition of a museum of regional importance, reopens its permanent collection with an exhibition dedicated to Lacerba magazine, founded a hundred years ago in Florence, January 1, 1913, by Giovanni Papini and Soffici. Magazine symbol of a memorable season of Italian literature and art.

“Lacerba 1913. New magazine for modern times “, curated by Luigi Luigi Cavallo and Corsetti, has about 50 original documents from journals, books, posters, photos and some works of Ardengo Soft, Max Jacob and Pablo Picasso published by Lacerba for the first time.

The exhibition features a selection of editions of the magazine, of which the Museum possesses the entire series, the cards futuristic designed by Soffici for binding on the year, the volumes published by Lacerba, twenty in all, including My futurism of Giovanni Papini , Harlequin Soft, The Almanac of War Almanac purgative, the Futurist Manifestos, painting Futurist sculpture by Boccioni, Marinetti’s Zang Tumb Tumb, and more.
Soft exposed to the works plans and lines of a woman combing her hair (from the truth) of 1912, Le Pont (Breakdown of the plans of a bridge), 1913 and Portrait of Guillaume Apollinaire in 1914, while Max Jacob Riding the circus of 1914 and Pablo Picasso, design, Glass goblet of 1913.

The exhibition is made possible by the Cultural Department of the City of Poggio a Caiano with the collaboration of Soffici museum in Poggio a Caiano.

But let’s get a little ‘to the history of this literary magazine … It was on 1 January 1913 when, in Florence Giovanni Papini and Soffici, praising “the man only, intelligent and open-minded,” based Lacerba:
“This will be a sheet of tune, shocking, unpleasant and personal.” From the first page of Lacerba, “Introibo,” ring the ideas on which will hold the critical line and the ideal fortnightly, also innovative in the graphic and the energies that will unleash “the full right to contradict ‘,’ Freedom. Do not ask for anything else “;” Art: justification of the world ‘,’ Long live the life. ” Lacerba involve known and unknown names who went to the boarding of traditionalism, academicism, right-thinking, of tradition, of the double-professorial intronata in the quiet life of the bourgeoisie. Targets were the good sense and common sense.

Papini and Soffici – ready for battle, as the knight in the engraving by Spadini for Leonardo – lashes out against an enemy figurative novel Don Quixote to the conquest of the mills that will prove to be indestructible. Will the other hand, with defiance of the most – during the Great Futurist Evening Lacerba, at the Teatro Verdi in Florence, December 12, 1913, “on the one hand (on the stage)» 6 futurists, “the other side (in the room): 5,000 enemies »- to to ignite the fire in the sensitive parts of the culture not only national.

Will be called Cubism and Futurism then their liaisons: from 15 March 1913 to 1914, the year of the liveliest battles, with Marinetti, Boccioni, Carrà, Severini, Balla, Russolo, Buzzi, will be called pure poetry, with Palazzeschi Jahier, Bell, Thunderbolt, Lebrecht, Sbarbaro, Ungaretti, Govoni, Titta Rosa, Cangiullo. And others will take flight from Lacerba: Ottone Rosai, Gigiotti Zanini, Nicola Galante, who will have a great destiny in the art. Heed the call from Paris blood relatives Soft: Apollinaire, Remy de Gourmont, Anna Gerebzova, Roch Grey [Hélène d’Oettingen], Max Jacob, Archipenko, Picasso.

When war broke out, Lacerba take a running start to jump into the abyss and the violent campaign interventionist will be the last battle which will not be reborn. But as long as he lives, from 1 January 1913 to 22 May 1915 will be the instrument of a given form and style, irrational and aesthetic result and symptom of experiences in the first person by its main architects.

LACERBA 1913 – New magazine for modern times
Museum Soffici and 900 Italian, Stables Medici at Poggio a Caiano (Po)
until September 29, 2013
Opening hours, from Wednesday to Sunday 10/13 – 14/18.30
Admission €. 3.00
Guided tours by reservation
Info – tel. 055 8701287/0/1


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