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Luigi Conconi, campagna lombarda

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LUIGI CONCONI (Milan 1852 - 1917) CAMPAGNA LOMBARDA
Etching; a fine impression, richly and skilfully printed in black ink, on white wove paper. Only state. With the artist's signature in the surface tone LC. Signed at the bottom margin, in red chalk, LConconi. With wide margins, minimal foxing, the verso lightly browned, otherwise in very condition. Inscribed in pencil at bottom margin Campagna Lombarda. To the platemark 113 x 236 mm; the entire sheet measuring 305 x 464 mm. See M. Bianchi, G. Ginex, Luigi Conconi incisore, Milan, 1994; cat. no. 49.

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. Since his years at the Politecnico, he became acquainted with the literary and artistic circles of the Scapigliatura and Tranquillo Cremona and Daniele Ranzoni influenced his early paintings. In the 1880s Conconi moved from the Realism of Scapigliatura toward the Symbolism, developing an interest in visionary themes. He received the international recognition of prizes 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 with a large amount of ink left on the plate, creating evocative effects. Conconi printed personally almost all his own plates.

price: 700,00 euros

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