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Umberto Moggioli, a view of Burano


Pen and brown ink over traces in black chalk. A preparatory drawing for the painting Burano dalla finestra, 1912, which was in Nino Barbantini's collection. To the borderline 135 x 170 mm, the entire sheet measuring 175 x 225.
PROVENANCE: Galleria il Cenacolo, Trento. LITERATURE: Maurizio Scudiero, Moggioli. Quaranta opera inedite, exhibition catalogue, Trento 1992, pp. 56 and 57, illustrated.

Born into a Trento family of modest means, Moggioli's talents were recognized locally, and with the help of two other Trentino artists, Eugenio Prati and Bezzi, he was able to study at the Fine Arts Academy in Venice. One of his most fruitful projects, inspired by the example of Gauguin and Van Gogh, was to take up residence on the lagoon island of Burano and paint the daily life of the people there. Moggioli, with Gino Rossi and Pio Semeghini, was amongst the artists who became part of the activity of the school, called Scuola di Burano. This society of artists was founded around 1910, with the will to emulate the 19th Century French schools of Painting of Barbizon and Pont-Aven.
Moggioli died in 1919 of the Spanish flu at the tragically young age of 32, but he left behind a fine body of work, some of which can now be seen at Palazzo delle Albere as a result of his family's donation. See AA.VV., Moggioli 1886-1919, edited by Gabriella Belli, catalogue of the exhibition at Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, Milano, 1987, pp.24, 27-30, 72-73.

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