Family Portrait Oil on Canvas Italy 1856

Code :  ARAROT0171022

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Family Portrait Oil on Canvas Italy 1856

Code :  ARAROT0171022

not available

Family Portrait Oil on Canvas Italy 1856


Artwork title:  Ritratto di famiglia

Age:  XIX Century - from 1801 to 1900

Subject:  Portrait / Face

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Ritratto di famiglia

Oil on canvas. At the top right appears the signature "Francesco Santacaterina da Monteleone pinxit in 1856". Of this painter, originally from Monteleone di Calabria, now Vibo Valentia, we know three altarpieces made in the same period of our painting in various churches of Strongoli, another Calabrian town in the province of Crotone. The blades are all of a sacred subject. Instead we have here a portrait of a middle-class family, father, mother and little son wearing traditional clothes; the child holds a dove in his arms, tied to a cord. The work has been restored, on the back there are signs of patches. It is presented in a stylish frame.

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

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 128
Width: 111
Depth: 5

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 116
Width: 98

Additional Information

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: Portrait / Face

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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