Renato Marino Mazzacurati
|Died||18 September 1969 (aged 62)|
|Known for||Painting, sculpture|
|Imperatori e Imperatrici (Emperors & Empresses)|
Monumento al Partigiano (Monument to the Partisan)
Renato Marino Mazzacurati (22 July 1907 – 18 September 1969) was an Italian painter and sculptor belonging to the modern movement of the Scuola romana (Roman School), of eclectic styles and able within his career span to represent the artistic currents of Cubism, Expressionism, and Realism. He believed that art could sustain social functions.
In 1931 Mazzacurati went to Paris, where he became particularly interested in the works of Rodin, Matisse and Picasso, as both his pictorial production (between 1931 and 1935) and his sculptures show. Their expressionism emphasizes the physical structure, as in Ritratto del conte N. (Portrait of Count N., 1936), or deforms it into monstrously grotesque figures – e.g., see Imperatori e Imperatrici (Emperors & Empresses, 1942–1943). Subsequently, Mazzacurati tended towards a cruder realism, joining in 1947 the "Fronte Nuovo delle Arti". His other works include Martyrs’ Monument in Beirut (1960), Monumento al Partigiano (Monumento to the Partisan) in Parma (1964) and the Monumento alle quattro giornate (Monument to the Four days of Naples) in Naples. His work was also part of the sculpture event in the art competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
- Cf. F. Negri Arnoldi, Storia dell'Arte Moderna (History of Modern Art), Milan 1990. See also Biographical Notes, on Scuolaromana.it. Accessed 28/05/2011
- Between 1933 and 1934, Mazzacurati helped and supported Italian Naïve painter, Antonio Ligabue.
- treccani.it: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 72 (2008): MAZZACURATI, Renato Marino
- Among Mazzacurati's other work, to be noted are also Monumento ai caduti di tutte le guerre in Sansepolcro, and the mosaic of Saint Barbara in the eponymous Church of Saint Barbara, Colleferro. Cf. also F.N. Arnoldi, Storia dell'Arte Moderna, Milan (1990).
- "Marino Mazzacurati". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- G.C. Argan, Marino Mazzacurati on "Atti dell'Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca", Rome 1965-66
- M. Maccari, Mazzacurati, catalogue, Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca, Rome 1966
- V. Martinelli, "Scipione e Mazzacurati pittore", on Studi in onore di V. Viale, Turin 1967
- Marino Mazzacurati, catalogue by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia 1983, with essays by R. De Grada, G.C. Argan, R. Guttuso, et al.
- M. De Luca, V. Mazzarella, R. Ruscio, Il Museo Marino Mazzacurati (The Mazzacurati Museum), Reggio Emilia 1995
- (in English) Mazzacurati on Artcyclopedia. Accessed 28/05/2011
- (in English) Monumento to the Partisan, image on Ilovefiguresculpture.com. Accessed 28/05/2011
- (in English) Fat man with child, image on Ilovefiguresculpture.com. Accessed 28/05/2011
- (in Italian) Artist's News, on Scuolaromana.it. Accessed 28/05/2011
- (in Italian) Lottatori (Wrestlers), sculpture (1943), immage on Scuolaromana.it. Accessed 27/05/2011
- (in Italian) Ritratto di Scipione (Portrait of Scipione), oil on canvas (1929), immage on Scuolaromana.it. Accessed 27/05/2011
- (in Italian) Mazzacurati's Bio, on Scultura Italiana. Accessed 28/05/2011