Bridge of Sighs, Venice, by Cafiero Filippelli (1889-1973)

Cafiero Filippellli (Italy, 20th Century)

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, by Cafiero Filippelli (1889-1973)
17 East 80 St - #5
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Bridge of Sighs, Venice, by Cafiero Filippelli (1889-1973)

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The painterly quality of this intimate scene, depicted in modulating copper and gold tonalities, highlights the poetic aspect of this iconic city. The composition is animated by the flow of its local inhabitants, and the presence of a mother and child add a note of tenderness to this luminous work. Oil painted on board. Signed lower right. Framed in gold and white patina French frame.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 19 in | WIDTH: 14½ in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 14 in | WIDTH: in

Origin Italy
Category Oils
Circa1920
Period 20th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionExcellent

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Commentary

"A native of Livorno, Italy, Filippelli followed the direction of the French Post- Impressionists, creating rich compositions with earth tonalities that add intensity and depth to his subject matter. His use of diffused light as well as the overall application of pigment and regularity of his brushstrokes, contribute to the cohesiveness of the composition.
His depictions of Parisian parks reveal his love for the city, and his keen sense of observation as well as heartfelt emotion combine to reveal poetic yet highly realistic observations of everyday life. His travels throughout Europe, especially Italy, had a profound impact on the artist and inspired him to depict animated street scenes and depict the activities of the native population.
He had a particular affinity for children, whom he affectionately portrayed swinging from branches or playing in the sand box. The tenderness he displays reveals his nostalgia for a more innocent and carefree period of his life.

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