The Alberto Della Ragione Collection

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Naval engineer and mechanic, Alberto Della Ragione (1892-1973) moved, when he was just over twenty, from Naples to Genoa, where he will spend the rest of his life. "A great lover of painting”, as defined by his friend Guttuso, he buys his first painting in 1927, tending towards the popular nineteenth-century painting. It is in the 1930s when he embraces the art of his era, with the aim of «not walking with his eyes closed among the art of the time, but to give to the artwork's living creator the legitimate comfort of a timely understanding».His collection is enriched by the works of Sironi, De Pisis, Carrà, Morandi, Campigli, and Martini. In 1937, he buys The boxer by Marino Marini and the following year – at the staggering price of 105,000 Italian Lira – Amedeo Modigliani self-portrait. These are the years in which Della Ragione establishes with the artists personal, deep and long-lasting relationships: a testimony of this are the long stays of Mario Mafai and his family at his villa in Quarto. In 1941 he was awarded for the best collection of modern art and the following year, he buys the Corrente workshop renaming it Galleria della Spiga and opening it to young artists, who are new to the art scene. After the closure of Galleria due to political reasons, the engineer continues to expand his collection, which will be donated to the city of Florence in 1970 - Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti's decision. It includes 241 works that explore the main trends of Italian art from the Twenties to the Fifties.

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