Pincherle and Pacini: Twentieth-century Women Painters in Florence

Authors:  J. Fortune, R. Lari, G. Manghetti, L. Mannini and C. Toti.
Genre: Art
Publisher: B’Gruppo srl (Prato)
The Florentine Press Series, May 2016
Language: English and Italian
Pages: 108 pages, full-color photos

Explore Florence’s cultural haunts through paintings by eclectic woman artists, Adriana Pincherle and Eloisa Pacini. A pleasure trip through parallel Florentine exhibitions, it celebrates two creative lifestyles that are key to uncovering the city’s twentieth-century art experience. Although they had different personalities, artistic languages and social circles, Pincherle and Pacini shared a love for Florence and made it their home. It’s the city where they both cultivated collaborative relationships with their respective husbands, the painter Onofrio Martinelli and the architect Giovanni Michelucci, also adoptive “Florentines”. Pincherle and Pacini approached art from a dissimilar vantage point, though they had the comparable experience of living their lives alongside “illustrious” men; Michelucci himself, in the case of Eloisa and novelist Alberto Moravia, who was Pincherle’s brother. Eloisa approached her vocation in a discontinuous manner. Pincherle, on the other hand, made painting her career. Together, they represent two faces of the twentieth-century painting who merit further attention.