“La bellezza e l’orrore”. The artists and the Great War in Florence

The Italian painter
Ottone Rosai in 1918
Here is a quick recommendation regarding a short exhibition curated by Soprintendenza Archivistica per la Toscana, that opened at Società delle Belle Arti-Circolo degli Artisti “Casa di Dante” (address: Via Santa Margherita, 2, Florence) on September 29th and will end on October 25th, 2012. 

People know Italy entered the World War in May, 1915, after a long, painful and sometimes still obscure debate around interventionism. An interesting and partially decisive contribution to this debate came from artists. The views of the war among worldwide appreciated men of art like Ottone Rosai, Giovanni Mestica, Anselmo Bucci or the pacifist efforts of a novelist and poet like Aldo Palazzeschi are the starting point of the present exhibition that is helding in the city of art par excellence: Florence. 

Here is the website of board of administration of cultural heritage in Tuscany, just in case you are travelling in Florence in the above mentioned period or if you need to get further information about the documents and the catalogue of the exhibition.