FONTANESI Antonio

Reggio Emilia, 1818 - Turin, 1882

  • FD544

    Study for Evening Swamp, c. 1875, Pencil and charcoal on paper, 20 x 27.4 cm

FD544

Study for Evening Swamp, c. 1875

Biography

A leading figure in nineteenth-century Italian landscape painting. An exile in Geneva from 1850, he assimilated the romantic style and naturalism of France, exhibiting in Paris from 1859 and, after 1861, in Turin and Florence. He influenced the Rivariani and Macchiaioli. Close to A. Ravier, he was renowned for the lyricism of his contrasts of light and subtle effects. He was struck by Turner's paintings when he went to London in 1866. A lecturer at the Albertina in Turin from 1869, he was increasingly rejected by the critics until his rediscovery in 1892 by Divisionists and Symbolists. The artist's posthumous bequest is now the property of GAM.

Board of Directors

Piergiorgio Re (Chairman)
Diego Novelli (Vice-chairman)
Fiorenzo Alfieri
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giovanni Cordero 
Paolo Emilio Ferreri 
Enrico Filippi 
Emanuela Gambetta
Gian Paolo Zanetta

Auditors

Cesare Ferrero
Aldo Milanese
Anna Tornoni


Secretary

Lorenzo Ferreri


CULTURAL ACTIVITY

Marina Paglieri

Artistic Commission

Fiorenzo Alfieri
Giovanni Cordero
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Giuseppe Luigi Marini
Francesco Poli

ADDRESS

Via Magenta n. 31
10128 Torino

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011 542491

MAIL

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