Looking at the North- African stay of the artist Giuseppe Biasi (1885–1945), the paper deals with a brand of Mediterraneism marked by issues of national and regional identity. A key figure of the regionalist movement in his native Sardinia, in Egypt Biasi sympathized with the painters Mukhtar and Said’s nationalist ideals. Back in Italy, his works showed a conflation of the African and Sardinian worlds, implicitly confirming the theories of the anthropologist Giuseppe Sergi about the Italians as Mediterranean race and contributing to spread the fascist notion of a mediterraneism aimed at justifying colonialism.
Altea, Giuliana. "Mediterranizing Gauguin. Giuseppe Biasi’s Africa and Sardinia." Artl@s Bulletin 10, no. 2 (2021): Article 12.