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Luigi Conconi, la Simona

LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) LA SIMONA
Etching, 1884; a fine impression, in sepia ink, richly and skillfully printed, working on the surface tone with monotypic effects, on wove white paper. Signed and dated LConconi / Milano 1884 in the plate. Monogrammed LC in the film of ink left in the plate in wiping. With large margins, a tear in the right margin, otherwise in fine condition. To the platemark 215 x 145 mm, the entire sheet measuring 650 x 462 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 17. The subject of the print is related with the novel Simona e Pasquino, by Boccaccio. For another impression of this print see here

Luigi Conconi was an architect, painter and illustrator. Born in a Milanese middle-class family, he was the nephew of the painter Mauro Conconi. Luigi studied architecture at the Accademia di Brera and at the Politecnico in Milan, and he used his architectural training occasionally throughout his career. After attending the Politecnico, he became acquainted with the literary and artistic circles of the Scapigliatura: Tranquillo Cremona and Daniele Ranzoni influenced his early paintings. In the 1880s Conconi moved from the Realism of Scapigliatura toward Symbolism, developing an interest in visionary themes. He received international recognition from awards in Paris in 1900 and in Munich in 1913. Conconi was also a skilful and sensitive printmaker, who revived the art of the etching in Lombardy, being the leading exponent of the acquaforte monotipata, an etching printed leaving a surplus of ink on the plate to create evocative effects. Conconi printed personally almost all his own plates.

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