The volume was published on the occasion of the Filippo Scroppo. Un artista tra pittura e critica exhibition organized by the Accademia Albertina, with the support of the City of Turin and the Piedmont Region, and hosted at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino from 1 December 2004 to 30 January 2005.
The goal of this volume is to recall some of the most significant moments in Filippo Scroppo’s artistic career, both through images of his works and through the testimony of his autograph writings and critical essays that deepen not only our knowledge of the artist but also his activity as a critic and curator.
“In the paintings produced between 1946 and 1948, the juxtaposition with Cézanne and Matisse, already recognizable in the canvases of the late 1930s, gives way to a more intense confrontation with the Cubist tradition. [...] Without crossing the analytical and self-reflective frontiers of the New Painting of the 1970s, he was a secret interpreter of the manner, and in the title of a painting of 1978 – Infiorescenza mentale – he perhaps wished to propose a poetic but also subtly ironic definition of the ruins and challenges into which artistic research was venturing”. (Maria Teresa Roberto)
The catalogue reproduces about eighty works on display in the Turin exhibition and includes critical texts by Pino Mantovani, Maria Teresa Roberto and an extensive anthology edited by Ivana Multaro.