Giovanni Fattori

Fattori’s drawing”, says Argan, “is not an academic, generic and evasive drawing; it is, as it was in the Tuscan figurative culture of the fifteenth century, a drawing that penetrates, defines, engraves.”

Giovanni Fattori (1825–1908) was born in Livorno but then moved to Florence, coming into contact with the group of painters who met at the Michelangelo café, in via Larga (now via Cavour).
He starts off as a romantic but his artistic maturity and his most prolific moment are concentrated after the age of forty when, together with Telemaco Signorini and Silvestro Lega, he becomes one of the main…

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Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published six novels.