An extraordinary selection of works and a lavish set of illustrations reconstruct in an intimate and thorough way the brief but dazzling trajectory, between creative output and unbridled emotion, followed by Tancredi Parmeggiani, a great exponent of postwar Italian art. From his academic debut to the lyrical colorism of the early days, and from the experimentation typical of nonrepresentational spatialism to his period of gestural abstractionism, culminating in the visionary aesthetics of the sixties and characterised by uneasy and tormented figurations, this book reconstructs all the phases of his career.
Luca Massimo Barbero was president of the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, from 1998 to 2001 and director of the MACRO, Rome, from 2009 to 2011. Since 2002 he has been an associate curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. He is currently director of the Istituto di Storia dell Arte of the Fondazione Cini, Venice.