Oil on Canvas by Noel Quintavalle Italy 1950

Marmittone gets married 1950

Code :  ARARNO0126879

Oil on Canvas by Noel Quintavalle Italy 1950

Marmittone gets married 1950

Code :  ARARNO0126879


Oil on Canvas by Noel Quintavalle Italy 1950 - Marmittone gets married 1950


Marmittone gets married 1950

Artist:  Noel Quintavalle (1893-1975)

Work title:  Marmittone si Sposa

Time:  XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Caricatures, satirical drawings

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Marmittone si Sposa

Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower left. On the back there is a cartouche of the Ranzini Gallery in Milan, relating to the artist's personal exhibition held in November 1950, which indicates the title of the work. It is an original and unusual subject by the Ligurian painter, who is inspired by a comic published starting from 1928 in the Corriere dei Piccoli, which tells the adventures of the simple soldier Marmittone, a type not too bright but of good will who, due to gaffes or simply out of sheer misfortune, ends up in jail at the end of each adventure. Noelqui's work is of a fantastic kind: the two protagonists of the scene, Marmittone and his bride, are flanked by characters with the appearance of animals, the context is represented with geometrically defined houses with simple outlines, the colors are lively and cheerful. It seems almost the illustration of a children's story, which refers to the activity of writer, also of fairy tales and short stories, in which Noelqui ventured. Noel Quintavalle (known under the pseudonym Noelqui), a native of Ferrara but raised and artistically trained in Milan, was a multifaceted artist. Graduated in architecture, he was self-taught in the arts, but after the great war in which he actively participated, he quickly distinguished himself and exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions; in the meantime he also carried out the aforementioned literary activity, publishing various volumes (satire, fairy tales, short memories of the war) and also tried his hand at sculpture and xylography. His pictorial production, which began as a pointillist, was then influenced by the synthesis of modern painting. The subjects most dear to him were the portrait and the landscape. The work presented is in a contemporary frame, with some small defects.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of age

frame Size (cm):
Height: 62,5
Width: 52,5
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 45
Width: 35

Additional Information

Artist: Noel Quintavalle (1893-1975)

Time: XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject: Caricatures, satirical drawings

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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