Italian Interbellum Art in the Iannaccone Collection
On a friend’s suggestion, this collection was initiated to relieve anxiety. A sort of therapy, therefore, carried through with loving perseverance; a quest for masterpieces of Italian painting from the thirties: Giuseppe Iannaccone’s targeted and conscious passion for the neo-romantic, following the neo-classicism of Valori Plastici, the Italian twentieth century and its magic realism drove him forward in an endless search for works of the Roman School, the Six of Turin, the Chiaristi and Corrente. Bound up in a tapestry of trends and consequently devoid of the limits imposed by concentration on a single movement, Iannaccone’s collection—an “Alberto Della Ragione of our times”—is set out against a broad horizon and encourages us to consider the points of contact that exist between these various expressive experiences.
Giuseppe Iannaccone was born in Avellino in 1955. He made his definitive move to Milan in the early 1970s, where he earned a university law degree and opened the Iannaccone legal services studio. He discovered his passion for art in the early 1990s and began by collecting works created by Italian artists between the two World Wars. His curiosity soon expanded to embrace contemporary art and the search for budding international talent.