13. the review culture and figurative language
The cultural renewal that occurred in the first 40 years of the century matured in Florence in the editorial offices of the reviews. Around the numerous newspapers were gathered the most active exponents of Italian culture. Among the creative styles that the reviews helped to disseminate after the Great War, ample space was dedicated to recovering the figurative tradition, as evidenced by the works of Mario Oddone Cavaglieri, Giovanni Costetti, Mario Tozzi, Oscar Ghiglia and Ardengo Soffici. The return to ancient values, the love for the painters of the 14th and 15th centuries, or of the 17th century were identified as an alternative to the excesses originated by the avant-gardes.