G. Sommati di Mombello Oil on Canvas Italy 1887

The Friar and the Painter 1887

Code :  ARAROT0144128

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G. Sommati di Mombello Oil on Canvas Italy 1887

The Friar and the Painter 1887

Code :  ARAROT0144128

not available

G. Sommati di Mombello Oil on Canvas Italy 1887 - The Friar and the Painter 1887


The Friar and the Painter 1887

Artist:  Giulio Sommati di Mombello (1858-1945)

Artwork title:  Il frate e la pittrice

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Subject:  Genre scenes

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Il frate e la pittrice

Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower right. Genre scene set in a museum environment, where a young painter is trying her hand at reproducing a work, under the stern gaze of a friar. It is the work of Giulio Sommati di Mombello, a Turin artist from a noble family, who was artistically trained at the Albertina Academy in Turin, the city where he lived and worked, while exhibiting in all Italian cities. He painted genre scenes, portraits, urban views (particularly his markets in Turin), landscapes, and from the first decade of the 1900s, also numerous marinas, following his discovery and falling in love with the Ligurian Riviera. He had among his admirers the King (from whom he obtained the appointment as Knight of the Kingdom) Queen Margherita, Elisabetta di Sassonia Duchess of Genoa, the Promoter of Turin, Princes, municipal and national art galleries and art lovers scattered in many regions of 'Italy. He is considered "certainly a great poet and his poetry was expressed in the colors of nature (mother and teacher) that he portrayed on the canvas." The work is presented in a style frame.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 70
Width: 60
Depth: 7

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 50
Width: 40

Additional Information

Artist: Giulio Sommati di Mombello (1858-1945)

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: Genre scenes

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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