7. Renato Guttuso (1912 – 1987)

Italian painter whose best-known works include Flight from Etna (1938–39), Crucifixion (1941) and La Vucciria (1974). Born in Bagheria, nearby Palermo, after living/working in Rome for a while, Guttuso joined the “Partisans” and fought against the Fascist regime during WWII. He also was an opponent of the Mafia and was elected to the Italian Parliament as Senator in 1976.

References: Archivi Guttuso, http://guttuso.com/en/main_old.htm


Universita' degli Studi, Palermo
La Vucciria

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s