L’umiltà e l’orgoglio. Michele Marcucci pittore
BIETOLETTI Silvestra, D'ANIELLO Antonia, NANNINI Alessandra
Edizioni Fondazione Ragghianti Studi sull'arte, Lucca, 2011
239 p., b. & wh. and col. ill. and phot. (27,5x21 cm.)
“Michele Marcucci, from Massarosa, religious painter between ‘800 and ‘900. Lived in a reserved way in a period of deep political and artistic changes, he was forgotten after his death in Lucca in 1926. Faith and dignity features his art, between ‘verism’ and mysticism”. Alessandra Nannini
The critical reading of his artistic path proposed in this volume by Silvestra Bietoletti and Alessandra Nannini is acute and accurate, while Antonia D’Aniello analyzes the peculiar aspect of his work in the cathedral of Lucca. The book offers, with the catalogue of his works, a complete portrait of the artist, underlining his character, his education, his approach to art, especially to the sacred art, and in the meantime represents an important cross-section of the culture in Lucca during that time.