L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Portraits by Giuseppe Tominz

Leopold Liechtenberg Janežič, unknown date.

For some reason I can't quite figure, I love painters whose work combines great technical skill with frequently misunderstood perspective, lapses in drawing, wildly variable degrees of verisimilitude, etc. I've only recently "discovered" Giuseppe Tominz, but I find his paintings very interesting, and I think he's a very good example of those charmingly inconsistent artists whose work I find so fascinating.

Countess Cecilia d'Auersperg, 1822.
Valentino Valle and his daughter, between 1825 and 1828.
Three Ladies of the Moscon Family, 1829. As with the Mona Lisa, the two halves of the background landscape fail to line up.
Man in Ottoman Dress, circa 1840s - 1850s.
Pier Giacomo and Maria Leva, circa 1840.
Lady with Camellia, circa 1850.
The de Brucker Family, circa 1830.
Teresa Deperis Alimonda, circa 1839.
Dr. Frušić and his Family, circa 1835.
Self-portrait, 1826.


  1. It's difficult not to be fascinated by these paintings. I am particularly fond of paintings with visible corrections.

  2. Agreed -so fabulous! It somehow seems so modern - early cubism or something approaching it! It's the best of both worlds -the polished with the naive.