Vittorio reggianini (1859 1938) italian panter. (a c )
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Reggianini was born in Modena, north Italy, in 1853.
Reggianini studied at the Modena Academy of Fine Arts
where he later became a professor. Like many of his
contemporaries, Reggianini migrated south, to Florence,
where in 1900 he participated in the Alinari Corcorso with
an oil painting entitled Tristis Matris Nati Presaga Finis.
Reggianini also exhibited with the Florentine Art Association
in 1907/8 and again at the exhibition of 1910/11. Reggianini
was affiliated with the Florentine genre painters such as
Federico Andreotti (1847-1930) or Francesco Vinea (1845-
1902) painting similar subjects, using similar props, at times
sharing the same model and like them inscribed a number of
Reggianini paintings, Firenze.
1859 - 1938
Vittorio Reggianini specialized in genre painting including
elegant scene paintings of bourgeois life, figure compositions
particularly women’s heads and child studies as well as more
humble interiors with peasants. Reggianini combined fantasy
with reality, sensuality with sensibility and above all, like
many of the Florentine historical genre painters furnished
his costume paintings in luxury.
Like his Florentine contemporaries, Reggianini executed a
variety of costume paintings of the bourgeoisie enjoying the
arts. His oil paintings often include many incidental details.
Similar scenes are portrayed by Andreotti or Joseph Frederic
The paintings of Vittorio Reggianini are represented in the
Mainz Museum, West Germany.
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