Marangoni, Matteo

Full Name: 
Marangoni, Matteo
Date Born: 
1876
Date Died: 
1958
Place Born: 
Florence, Italy
Home Country: 
Italy
Gender: 
male
Overview: 

His father was an eminent physics teacher at the Liceo Classico Dante, Florence, Carlo Marangoni (1840 - 1925). His work on art criticism, Saper vedere, went through more than 20 editions. He and Mario Salmi laid the groundwork for the University of Pisa study library Biblioteca del Gabinetto di Storia dell'Arte, in 1930. His students included Enzo Carli and Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti. As a critic and art historian, Marangoni was deeply ensconced in the formalist methodology (Burlington Magazine review). He was criticized in the English-speaking press for ambiguous terminology.

Selected Bibliography: 
[complete bibliography:] "Bibliografia di Matteo Marangoni, 1897-1957." Studi in onore Matteo Marangoni. Florence: Vallecchi editore officine grafiche, 1957, pp. 1-12; [thesis?] Valori mal noti e trascurati della pittura italiana del seicento in alcuni pittori di "Natura morta." Florence: Olschki, 1917; Giotto: La Cappella degli Scrovegni. Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1938; Giotto: the Arena Chapel. London: A. Zwemmer, 1930 [?]; Guercino. Milan: A. Martello, 1959; "Saper vedere". Milan/Rome: Fratelli Treves, 1933, English, The Art of Seeing Art. London: Shelley Castle, 1951.
Sources: 
A. C. S. [review of The Art of Seeing Art.] Burlington Magazine 94, no. 588. (March 1952): 91; "Nota Biografica." Studi in onore Matteo Marangoni. Florence: Vallecchi editore officine grafiche, 1957, pp. 13-14.