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Against Mussolini - Art and the Fall of a Dictator

22 settembre - 19 dicembre 2010
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London
www.estorickcollection.com

Mafai (Part 1) - Fantasia - The Depiction of the Body

 The painter Mario Mafai's used an expressionist aesthetic to develop a critique of Fascism. The grotesquely inflated bodies of the conquerors are the visual antithesis to the lean, hard-shelled and powerful body of the Fascist (and Futurist) ideal.

Speaker: Giuliana Pieri

Credits:
Director and Editor - Daniel Montanarini
Sound and Camera - Christopher Corbishley

Website Design - George Frost

 

Against Mussolini - Art and the Fall of a Dictator

Mafai (Part 2) - Fantasia - The Troops Enjoy Themselves

 

In his 'Fantasie' series, Mafai reflected on the brutal realities of war, much in the manner of Goya. The soldiers in the painting described are shown as sinister and spectral black forms violating women. By the time Mafai painted this work, the atrocities perpetrated by the armed forces of various belligerent powers against civilians would have been known, at least in part.

Speaker: Giuliana Pieri

Credits:
Director and Editor - Daniel Montanarini
Sound and Camera - Christopher Corbishley

Website Design - George Frost


Against Mussolini - Art and the Fall of a Dictator

Mario Mafai's "Fantasia" (Horrors of War)

In his 'Fantasie' series, Mafai reflected on the brutal realities of war, much in the manner of Goya. The soldiers in the painting described are shown as sinister and spectral black forms violating women. By the time Mafai painted this work, the atrocities perpetrated by the armed forces of various belligerent powers against civilians would have been known, at least in part.

 

Speaker: Christopher Duggan

Credits:
Director and Editor - Daniel Montanarini
Sound and Camera - Christopher Corbishley
Website Design - George Frost

 

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