The Easel

Milan’s Fondazione Prada sheds light on Italy’s Fascist past on eve of country’s elections

Mussolini was laid back about art – provided it supported fascism. Government-staged exhibitions were propagandistic, hugely popular and many artists participated. By being open to all styles and artists, Italy’s “visual culture” was in effect gradually harnessed to the fascist cause. A “landmark” exhibition according to one critic. More images are here.