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Il Piccio, five drawings

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Il Piccio, An interesting group of five drawings, derived from cutting a larger sheet of study, side A

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GIOVANNI CARNOVALI called IL PICCIO (Montegrino Valtravaglia 1804 – Coltaro di Sissa Parmense 1873) AN INTERESTING GROUP OF FIVE DRAWINGS, DERIVED FROM CUTTING A LARGER SHEET OF STUDIES (SIDE A)
SIDE A; black chalk. Studies for the Rising of the Cross and other studies, c. 220 x 300 mm.
a); black chalk. Standing priest, leaning against a ladder. 110 x 74 mm.
b); black chalk. The Nativity. 113 x 76 mm.
c); black chalk. Standing man, in prayer attitude. 110 x 73 mm.
d); black chalk. The Virgin with the Child, the ox and the donkey. 110 x 76 mm.
e); black chalk. Two studies of heads, a young girl and a bearded man. Signed and dated Piccio 1850. 110 x 150 mm.

A student of Giuseppe Diotti, a rigorous neoclassicist, at the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, il Piccio was also influenced by Andrea Appiani. An artist of restless temperament, il Piccio preferred portraiture and landscape painting to historical or sacred subjects, thus breaking away from the academic tradition. He developed a personal style with impressionistic qualities that anticipated the Scapigliatura painters.

price: 1.900,00 euros

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