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

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  • Fausto Pirandello, 'Awakening' circa 1948

    Fausto Pirandello
    Awakening circa 1948
    Oil on board
    support: 650 x 880 x 33 mm frame: 868 x 950 x 80 mm
    Presented by Pierluigi Pirandello, the artist's son 1989 DACS, 2002

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  • Arturo Martini, 'Torso of a Young Man' 1928, cast 1928 or 1929

    Arturo Martini
    Torso of a Young Man 1928, cast 1928 or 1929
    Terracotta
    displayed: 860 x 470 x 190 mm
    Purchased 1994 The estate of Arturo Martini

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  • Giorgio de Chirico, 'The Painter's Family' 1926

    Giorgio de Chirico
    The Painter's Family 1926
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1464 x 1149 mm frame: 1630 x 1320 x 80 mm
    Purchased 1951 DACS, 2002

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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.