A magnificent exhibition of the work of Giuseppe Capogrossi is on show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice until February 10th. The exhibition, entitled “CAPOGROSSI: A RETROSPECTIVE” consists of over sixty works, including paintings and works on paper. It shows the various strands in the pictorial development of this artist, one of the most famous figures on the post-war scene, together with two other masters of contemporary Italian art: Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana. The exhibition’s curator, Luca Massimo Barbero, has depicted the artistic progress of Capogrossi with scrupulous attention, starting with an analysis of his original symbolic alphabet which identified this Roman artist with the climate of the times. This was an Italy which was thriving and optimistic, caught up in the middle of an economic boom in those “miracle” years of the 1950s and 1960s. The entire course of Capogrossi’s career is on show in this retrospective, enabling the visitor to rediscover one of the most original exponents of Italian visual art, internationally acclaimed from the moment that his very personal symbolic style was first exhibited.