Over the course of his life the engineer Alberto della Ragione collected a series of works of contemporary art which were donated to the Florence council in 1970. The engineer was not only passionate about art but came into direct contact with the artists of the period, supporting them in their most difficult moments. He helped to organize exhibitions to help them gain recognition, and acquired many works himself. His collection gathers together works from the period 1930-45 ,the generation of artists who participated in the renewal of Italian culture between the two wars. There are the landscapes and the still-lifes of De Pisis and Mafai, the group of canvasses by Risai and the works of Gottuso, Morandi, Carra' and Casorati, passing through cubism, abstract and futurist art. Furthermore there are several sculptures, one of The horses of Marino Marini and the famous Paulette of Lucio Fontana.
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