The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, October 21, 2018


Ottocento Art Gallery to offer a detailed Buddha painted on canvas by Bruno Croatto
Bruno Croatto ( Trieste 1875 – Rome 1948 ), Buddha. Oil on canvas cm 84 x 71 signed ( BRUNO CROATTO ), situated ( Roma ) and dated ( 1944 ) lower right. © Ottocento Art Gallery.


ROME.- Among latest acquisitions, Ottocento Art Gallery offers a masterpiece by Trieste painter Bruno Croatto ( 1875 –1948 ) which embodied his passion for Oriental culture and his symbols.

The quality of light and the extraordinary definition of the details are the most surprising aspects of the still lives produced by Croatto in the 1920s and 1930s. Criticism has highlighted his “verism”, the point of arrival of a gradual evolution, meditated through frequent travel and the study of Italian Renaissance painting, which led him to “a sort of modern pictorial classicism” (Firmiani, 1976).

The clarity of the sign, the sharpness of the colors, the plastic force of the objects induces the Triestine master to express pure naturalism, a meticulous attention to the real figure. The sense of finitude, vivid in the bodily evidence of brilliant, almost enamelled figures, characterizes the last works and shows an artistic evolution that is accomplished in the maturation of his feelings.

Precisely the essential traits of his palette are visible in this astonishing still life, in which it is evident the taste for the intrinsic qualities of different materials, specifically chosen for the characteristics of shine or transparency or sphericality, and his witty ability in the appropriate color matching, harmonious in dialogue established among the Buddha little sculpture, sometimes used by the painter as a marginal element in some paintings, and the sumptuous drape, real scenic backdrop of the entire composition.

An oriental motif that embodied by the Buddha sculpture, that is absolutely not casual, but which, on the contrary, is witness to the special interest of the Triestian painter for Oriental culture, a passion that led him to assemble a personal collection of Chinese objects, as Sibilia remembers: “A magnificent artist: his studio is already, by itself, a “milieu” of art from the most strange and most original art of the Far East, from the rugs that cover the floor, the vases that animate the tables, the curious things populating the scans, paintings and prints that look a bit over all. It seems to be in Japan or China and if it were not his job and if this man was not all nervous and all “verve” – looking a little Japanese because it was glabrous and dry – the illusion would be complete».

This painting is published on the catalogue curated by D. Mugittu ( 2000, p. 194, n. 110 ). Croatto’s works are preserved in numerous European and American public and private collections, including the Revoltella Civic Museum in Trieste, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Milan Modern Art Gallery.





Today's News

December 13, 2017

LACMA exhibits for the first time two photographic series by Richard Prince

Getty Museum announces gifts of photographs from Leslie and Judith Schreyer and Michael and Jane Wilson

Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper

Saint Louis Art Museum will acquire 'Portrait of Charlotte Cram' by John Singer Sargent

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation names Ghislain d'Humieres to oversee its core operations

As a Christmas present for the nation, National Gallery displays four exceptional Dutch and Flemish paintings

The DoSeum announces Daniel Menelly as new Chief Executive Officer

250+ works of important Judaica and Israeli & international art offered at Sotheby's New York

Magnificent and enigmatic example of Renaissance metalwork reunited at Met Museum

Garcia Marquez archive now accessible online

Ikon opens first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of convict artist Thomas Bock

Exhibition at Pace presents works by Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle

The 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach concluded with strong sales and high praise

Ottocento Art Gallery to offer a detailed Buddha painted on canvas by Bruno Croatto

Hermès Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Kelly commands six figures at Heritage auction

Top lots soar past estimates in Heritage's Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

ACCA's Big Picture summer exhibition celebrates feminist concerns in recent Australian art

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Neil Young's 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark convertible sells for $400,000 at Julien's Auctions

First major exhibition exploring Gluck's life and work on view at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Oil on board by Wayne Thiebaud should bring $400,000-$800,000 at Nadeau's Jan. 1st auction

Bronx Bombers material rewrites record books in Heritage Auctions' $3.8 Million "Yankee Legends" Sale

Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ announced as conveners of the 3rd Bergen Assembly

Untitled, Miami Beach's sixth edition closes with robust sales and record attendance

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful