Lucy Riall

Lucy Riall explores the social and political issues in Italy following the country’s unification. She shows how these issues became the focus for a dynamic new artistic movement of the 1890s, Divisionism, a forerunner to Futurism and the subject of a current exhibition at the National Gallery.

Lucy Riall discusses the life and career of the Italian nationalist and soldier Giuseppe Garibaldi, and the circumstances by which he became the first celebrity of the modern political age.