Art Term

Scuola romana

Scuola romana (School of Rome) is an umbrella term for the artists based in Rome, or having close links with it, in the 1920s and 1930s

Fausto Pirandello, ‘Awakening’ c.1948
Fausto Pirandello
Awakening c.1948
Tate
© DACS, 2017
Arturo Martini, ‘Torso of a Young Man’ 1928, cast 1928 or 1929
Arturo Martini
Torso of a Young Man 1928, cast 1928 or 1929
Tate
© The estate of Arturo Martini
Giorgio de Chirico, ‘The Painter’s Family’ 1926
Giorgio de Chirico
The Painter’s Family 1926
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© DACS, 2017

Like the School of Paris the term embraces a wide variety of types and styles of art. However, a return to classicism was a dominant current (see also ‘return to order’).

Major artists include Giorgio De Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Renato Guttuso, Arturo Martini, Fausto Pirandello, Gino Severini.