Great painter but also humanist, writer, poet and journalist, Giovanni Colacicchi is among the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century. The book is the catalog of a major exhibition held in Florence from April 16th to October 19th , 2014, and it retraces his artistic career through pictures and critical contributions, suggesting an overall reflection on his work that constitutes a basis for further studies and research. What is described is the profile of a figurative painter always linked to his classical training, constantly in search, as Michele Gremigni writes, “of the myth, of atmospheres pervaded by intense brightness, of a radiant youth that seems to move along an ideal age of gold”.
Presentations by Michele Gremigni and Max Seidel. Introduction by Carlo Del Bravo. Texts by Susanna Ragionieri, Mario Ruffini, Cristina Frulli, Mauro Pratesi, Manuela Pacella, Mirella Branca, Elisa Coppedè, Luigi Zangheri, Marco Chiarini, Silvestra Bietoletti, Francesco Colacicchi, Alta Macadam, Laura Corti, Giovanna Uzzani, Claudio Pizzorusso, Andrea Muzzi, Silvio Balloni, Carlotta Castellani, Francesca Guarducci, Gloria Manghetti, Antonio Natali, Ettore Spalletti.