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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Irradiant women - three actresses and two others, portraits by Arturo Noci

Ritratto dell'attrice Soave Gallone, 1916.
Ritratto dell'attrice Pina Menichelli, 1920.
Ritratto dell'attrice Lyda Borelli, 1914.
Ritratto di signora con scialle verde, circa 1915-20.
L'arancio, 1914.
Ritratto dell'attrice Soave Gallone, 1916.

Autoritratto in giacca bianca, 1909.

Arturo Noci (23 April 1874, Rome - 23 August 1953, New York), Italian painter of landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, and illustrations. Interested in art from an early age, he went on to attend the Accademia capitolina delle Belle Arti. At the beginning of his career he focused on landscape painting, a genre with which he would attract immediate acclaim when he exhibited at the Venice Biennale of 1901. But he soon after switched to portraiture, a more profitable genre, and one that would be his primary focus for the rest of his career. Much of his work following the turn of the century showed the influence of Divisionism, a style in Neo-Impressionist painting. But after 1914, he aligned himself with the Roman Secession. All the while, he was becoming more and more in demand as a fashionable portrait painter, in which role he was welcomed into the highest social and intellectual circles. Having gained international success, and with a heavily Anglo-American clientele, he decided to move permanently to New York in 1923. He was employed as a high-society portrait painter for the next three decades until his death at the age of seventy-nine, the result of a traffic accident.

Autoritratto, circa 1900-10.

No comments:

Post a Comment