HAYEZ Francesco

Venice, 1791 - Milan, 1882

  • FD540

    The Angel of Annunciation, 1824, Oil on canvas, 59.5 x 49.5 cm
  • FD641

    Our Lady of the Annunciation, c. 1824, Oil on canvas, 48x39.5 cm

FD540

The Angel of Annunciation, 1824

FD641

Our Lady of the Annunciation, c. 1824

Biography

The greatest Italian Romantic painter of historical works. In Milan in 1820, after his classicist debut under the protection of Canova in Rome, he exhibited works that caught the attention of the Romantics, adding to a form of noble academicism a patriotic pathos that drew on historical events from the Italian Middle Ages ("Pietro Rossi as a Prisoner of the Scaligers", "The Sicilian Vespers"). From 1822 to 1825 and again from 1850 he taught at the Accademia di Brera. An acclaimed portraitist, he made memorable portraits of Rossini, Rosmini, and Manzoni, among others.

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

TELEPHONE/FAX

011 542491

MAIL

fdf@fondazionedefornaris.org

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