Imbriani, Morelli e la teoria della «macchia»
Santi Di Bella
The essay investigates Croce’s interest in Imbriani’s essay on “macchia”. In this essay, Morelli’s painting is referred to as an artistic example of a correct, modern, and effective aesthetics. Such an approach is neither imitative nor naturalistic but, at the same time, effective in showing the emotional and expressive truth of the theme at stake.