“Beyond the avant-garde”—that’s how Transavanguardia, the Italian version of Western neo-expressionism, translates. Enzo Cucchi, a leader of the movement, turns 70 next year. His mysterious dreams of half-remembered myths, often rendered in jewel-like colors, rejected postwar minimalism in favor of figurative, and emotional, art. —J.V.
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