Pietro Verzetti (Italian 1886 - 1955) Large and impressive symbolist framed oil on canvas. A lady looking the sea, at the horizon. 91cm x 120cm (36" x 47") (without frame) Excellent condition.
born in Vercelli in 1886. He was a student of prof. Sassi at Institute of Fine Arts. Won a scholarship to attend the Academy of Brera where he had as teachers Vespasiano Bignami and Cesare Tallone.
First, his work was dedicated to decoration ( Grand Theatre in Marseille, churches in the Cremonese , villas of the Visconti di Modrone and the Marquis of Castelbarcos , etc. ) .
After this first period he dedicated hist work to painting. Won numerous awards of national significance as the first prize at the Donatello in Livorno in 1909 and the prize Cassani at the Biennale di Brera in 1918 .
He did several paintings for a Sao Paulo Brasil gallery where his pieces are still part of public and private collections .
He taught several years at the Brera Academy .
His painting, while traditional mold , has , especially in the figures, a dramatic cut still relevant today .
His works are almost impossible to find.
Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated into French, were a significant influence and the source of many stock tropes and images. The aesthetic was developed by Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine during the 1860s and '70s. In the 1880s, the aesthetic was articulated by a series of manifestos and attracted a generation of writers. The name "symbolist" itself was first applied by the critic Jean Moréas, who invented the term to distinguish the symbolists from the related decadents of literature and of art.
Distinct from, but related to, the style of literature, symbolism of art is related to the gothic component of Romanticism.