(late 19th century)
Movement in Italian art and literature, centred around Milan and typified by the novels of G ROVANI.
A reaction against the UTILITARIANISM of bourgeois culture, its adherents attempted to revive the spirit of romanticism.
They rebelled against academic mannerisms, and artists such as L CONCONI, L BAZARRO, C TALONE and L PREVIATI painted in a loose Impressionistic manner close to divisionism.
P Nardi, La Scapigliatura (Bologna, 1924)