• Julia Sumzina

La Notte Italian Season: 5 XIX - XX centuries painters worth your attention

When we’re talking about Italian Art, we usually mean the Renaissance, Baroque or pre-World War I Futurism, the unique in our mind is Amedeo Modigliani. However the way from Baroque and Academic Classicism to the futuristic ideas was very interesting and today we would like to show you five Italian painters of XIX – XX centuries who worked in different styles and mostly with the genre of portrait.


Giovanni Boldini (31 December 1842 – 11 July 1931) is famous around the world as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting, according to a 1933 article in Time magazine.



Portrait of Anita de la Ferie (the Spanish Dancer), 1900

Portrait of Lina Cavalieri

Lady in Rose

Portrait of Cléo de Mérode

Portrait of La Marchesa Luisa Casati with greyhound, 1908

Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig, 1911

Portrait de Marthe Bibesco (1911),

Portrait of the actress Marthe de Florian



Antonio Mancini (14 November 1852 – 28 December 1930) was an Italian impressionist, known mostly by his portraits of children.



Dopo il duello, 1872

Il Saltimbanco, 1879

Pensive, 1888 - 1890

Lo scungizzo



Vittorio Matteo Corcos (4 October 1859 – 8 November 1933) was known for his elegant portraits of winsome and finely dressed young men and women.



Stella and Piero, 1889

Conversation in the Jardin du Luxembourg, 1892

Sogni, 1896

Girl with Yellow Shawl (unknown date)

The morphine addict, c.1900

Afternoon on the Terrace, c.1900

Portrait of Paolina Bondi, 1909

Portrait of a lady, 1911



Giacomo Grosso (23 May 1860 – 14 January 1938) was also a portrait painter, known mostly by his paintings of nude of finely dressed women.



La donna 1895

Smile, c. 1910

Nude by the mirror,1914

Sorpresa, 1926



Lionello Balestrieri (12 September 1872 – 24 October 1958) was a painter and engraver of various styles mainly in Paris and Naples, he accurately depicted life of early XX century with its special atmosphere.



La morte di Mimì, 1898

Dopo la pioggia

A Woman On A Paris Street At Evening

Beethoven (Kreutzer Sonata)

Study for Beethoven (Kreutzer Sonata)

The Painter and Pianist, 1910

The Kiss



All the images are taken from open scourses.

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