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The Early Twentieth-Century Self-Portraits

Francesco Brici - Autoritratto



During the Thirties, thanks to Carlo Luccehsi, director of the Cultural Institutes, the museum constituted the first nucleus of self-portraits made by artists from Rimini, which would then be enriched by several donations.

These self-portraits – among a shy adherence to the late Scapigliatura, hints to Secession’s stylisations, declarations of twentieth-century faith, naïve expressionist attempts – are displayed here, integrated by recent donations. They testify, both the city’s very intense pictorial activity during the twentieth century, since many enthusiasts were involved in the period between the two World Wars, and a traditionalist and anachronistic way of seeing and making art.