Casorati, Felice

Casorati, Felice

(fālē`chā käsōrä`tē), 1886–1963, Italian painter. Influenced by Beardsley and other English engravers, Casorati, together with CarràCarrà, Carlo
, 1881–1966, Italian painter. Trained as a decorator, he became associated with the artists involved in the development of futurism. His The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli (1911; Mus.
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, was involved in the symbolist movement. He was instrumental in the formation of the metaphysical school. An ironic tone and cool refinement are characteristic of his works (e.g., Still Life, c.1942–43; National Gall. of Modern Art, Rome).
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