Oil on Canvas Attributed To Attilio Pratella 19th Century

Costal View of Naples Bay

Code :  ARARNO0093748

Oil on Canvas Attributed To Attilio Pratella 19th Century

Costal View of Naples Bay

Code :  ARARNO0093748


Oil on Canvas Attributed To Attilio Pratella 19th Century - Costal View of Naples Bay


Costal View of Naples Bay

Artist:  Attilio Pratella (1856-1949) Scope of 

Artwork title:  Veduta costiera della baia di Napoli

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Subject:  City views / glimpses

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Veduta costiera della baia di Napoli

Oil on canvas. Signed Att. Pratella at the bottom right. On the back there is a declaretion of belonging to the neapolitan artist. The subject is close to Pratella's production who preferred marine landscapes of the Naples Bay, his home town. It is part of a wide group of painting of uncertain attribution that for a stylistic quality that does not conform to the hand of Pratella. Good qualiti and pleasant atmosphere. The painting comes with frame.

Product Condition:
Very good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. It may have been restored by an expert. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 41
Width: 55
Depth: 4

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 25
Width: 39

Additional Information

Artist: Attilio Pratella (1856-1949)

Born in Lugo di Romagna in 1856, Attilio Pratella initially enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, but after obtaining a scholarship, he moved to Naples where he studied alongside Puccinelli, Palizzi and Morelli. Here he exercised his artistic activity until his death, flanked by Casciaro and Dalbono. Pratella resumed the themes of the so-called School of Posillipo, but with a stroke of greater modernity and freshness, overcoming the purely picturesque aspect compared to other contemporary painters and creating works of great poetic suggestion. Above all, he created marinas and, in medium-small size formats, the corners of a Naples on the verge of extinction, the alleys, the lowlands, the alleys, the popular markets. Like Casciaro and numerous other artists active in the Campanian city, Pratella preferred oil painting, although sometimes also adopting the pastel technique. Starting from 1881, he exhibited continuously in the Neapolitan exhibitions of the Promotrice Salvator Rosa, until the second decade of the twentieth century. From this date, in fact, annoyed by the popularity created around the great names of twentieth-century Neapolitan painting, he no longer wanted to take part in group exhibitions, preferring to exhibit his paintings only in his personal exhibitions.

Age: XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

The revolutions in Europe between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, accelerating social, political and economic changes, favor the birth of a new artistic movement, Romanticism, which places sentiment and love of country and that, detaching itself from the forms of Neoclassicism, proposes a style that shows the deep emotions of man, aroused by real life. In particular, in painting, historical subjects, scenes of popular life and patriotic struggle, the landscape as an expression of love for nature and orientalist subjects are imposed. To express emotions and feelings, we begin to use bright colors, the outlines are blurred, the contrasts of lights increase, to then progressively arrive at a painting, with the Macchiaioli first and then with the Impressionists, "en plein air", pure exaltation of emotions, chromatic effects, subjective impressions.
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Subject: City views / glimpses

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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