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Le vie dell’automatismo nell’arte italiana del secondo dopoguerra e le loro premesse

Giuseppe Di Natale


What are the ways in which surrealist automatism is interpreted, transformed and updated by Italian artists? In the immediate post-war period, this surrealist practice underwent its first transformations thanks to the dialectical materialistic approach to which it was subjected first by the group of Surréalistes Révolutionnaires and then by the Danish artist Asger Jorn. This was followed in Italy by an interest in a type of “dynamic writing” and an interest in forms of controlled automatism linked to the practice of oriental calligraphy.