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date: 12 November 2019

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  • Valerio Rivosecchi

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Italian magazine edited by the critic and painter Mario Broglio (1891–1948), published in 15 issues in Rome between 1918 and 1921 in both Italian and French editions. Following its first issue, dated 15 November 1918, it was published monthly until September 1920 and then bi-monthly; the final issue, dated September–October 1921, was distributed in 1922. It also served as a publishing house and as a focal point for a loose association of artists who exhibited together in Berlin, Dresden and Hannover in 1921 and in Florence in 1922. Broglio’s closest collaborators were his wife, the Lithuanian painter Edita Walterowna zur Muehlen (1886–1977), Roberto Melli, Alberto Savinio, Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carrà.

There were many affinities between Valori plastici and other journals concerned with the creation of a language based on solid ‘classical’ foundations in opposition to the rapid succession of styles that characterized the avant-garde. There were particularly close parallels with literary journals such as ...

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