The paper investigates the collaboration between an artist and an architect who were among the main protagonists of the Italian cultural scene of the first half of the twentieth century: Arturo Dazzi and Marcello Piacentini. Starting from the plaster model which portrays them together and that reproduces a detail of a monumental work conceived by both between 1924 and 1931, the Arco ai Caduti of Genoa, the analysis will briefly focus on the occasions when the two characters collaborated for the realization of monumental civil and religious works until the post-war period. This case is a significant example of the conception and debate about the relationship between the figurative arts and the architecture that animated the cultural climate of the 1930s. So the purpose of the study is to reflect on the importance of this partnership and its outcomes, to make them known and deepened beyond the historical and ideological conditionings related to the period of the fascist regime.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||STUDI E RICERCHE DI STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|