Born in Serravalle (Vittorio Veneto) on March 22, 1845, died in Padua on April 10, 1911. Eager to devote himself to art, very young he had decided to wear the cassock to remove himself from distractions and be able to devote himself to painting, when (1860) the war against Austria, and despite his age he volunteered. Due to the interest of General Cialdini he was later able to attend the Academy of Bologna. During the period of military life he made his debut in Alexandria with Genius and Poverty, which was awarded a gold medal and can be found in the Gallery of the Marquis Tagliacarne in Genoa. Discharged, he had to fight hard to make a living, and only in 1872 did he take part in the Treviso Exposition, with Bolla di soap; Visit in the city and in the morning. He painted paintings of rustic subjects that are truly valuable in terms of feeling, color and mastery of composition. In other subjects, too, he revealed himself to be a profound researcher of truth, he was able to effectively express human pain and was one of the best animalists of his time. In 1881 he sent Requies and I vagabondi to Milan; in 1883, in Rome, The prayer and Nono no xè Sì bon, and in Venice, Unico patrimony; at the Crystal Palace in London, in 1884, various works that earned him a silver medal; in 1893, in Milan, Ammalato ?, awarded with a gold medal; in 1895, in Venice, Interior of a stable; in 1898, in Turin, Landscape and Family Joys, the latter awarded with the Levi check and purchased by the Ministry of Public Education for the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome; in 1900, in Verona, a stable of oxen; in 1902, at the Quadrennial of Turin: Stalla; Prayer and Guardian Angel; in 1904, in Padua, the sketch of the painting Follie and Testa di donna; in 1906, at the Exposition held in Milan for the inauguration of the new Simplon Pass, The Prayer and Portrait of the musician Cesare Pollini of Padua; in 1908, in the latter city, San Sebastiano and Al Pasture; in 1909, in Monaco, Wild Flowers, and in the same year he was invited to exhibit at the Paris Motor Show. Other notable works: Sosta; Ray of sunshine, property of Mrs. Chiara Setragno see Pajetta; Self-portrait, already in the gallery of comm. Paolo Ingegnoli of Milan; Follie, belonging to comm. Galanti; Spirit and things; The vanquished; Singing the lullaby; Hate, all properties of the ved. Pajetta; Our Lady of Sorrows; Santa Barbara; Head of Christ, property of the Patronage of the Saint in Padua; Ecce Anelila Domini; Arrival of St. Anthony dying at Arcellu, in the church of Sant'Antonio in Padua, where he finds himself with Ecstasy of the Franciscans and Death of St. Anthony; Apparition to Blessed Margherita Alacoque, in the church of the Salesians in Padua; Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, property of the Patronage of the Saint in Padua; Madonna with Saint Anthony and Saint Francis of Assisi. Portraits: notable are those of: Caterina Boccaloni noble Malaspina, belonging to prof. Oliviero Ronchi of Padua; Bishop Callegari; Monsignor Pietro Balan and the astronomer Sacchi, preserved in the library of the Seminary of Padua. But Pajetta's pictorial talent was also revealed in the symbolic decoration, as demonstrated by the ceiling of the Camerini palace in Piazzola and the ceiling of the church of San Giovanni Ilarione above Vicenza; the decorations of the Valduga villa in Peltre; the frescoes in the Cathedral of Padua, and in a villa in Vittorio Veneto. Many of Pajetta's works emigrated to America.


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