Guttuso Captured Humanity


Sicilian artist Renato Guttuso (1912-1987) portrayed images of humanity in action. This 1953 painting, “Donne di zolfatari” or “Women of the Sulfur Minors,” captures the anguish and urgency women felt as their husbands and sons worked in the dangerous and arduous mining industry of Caltanisetta and Girgenti. Guttuso, who was from Bagheria, conveyed social issues with mastery.

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  1. What raw emotion in the painting. The artist must have been an outstanding social figure and painter.

    1. Yes, Dana, it’s true. He was a very powerful presence.

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