Italian Art

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 poignantly portrays life in Italy through the lens of photography before, during, and after World War II. As both a formal approach and a mindset, neorealism reached the height of its popularity in the 1950s. While the movement is primarily associated with cinematic and literary depictions of dire […]


Although Italian fabrics, craft techniques, and accessories have long been staples of international high style, Italian fashion, like American sportswear, began its ascent to the world stage only after the Second World War. During the postwar economic boom of the 1950s and ’60s, aristocratic Italian couturiers such as Simonetta, Alberto Fabiani, Capucci, and Valentino captured […]