Born in Venice on 13 September 1842 and died in the same city on 5 October 1917. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in his city with Federico Moja, for perspective courses, and with Domenico Bresolin, for landscape painting. Under the guidance of the latter, in addition to making graphic copies and watercolors by the Venetians of the eighteenth century, he learns direct study from life. Grappa d'inverno dates back to this period (1866, Gallery of Modern Art in Venice). In 1868 he made a study trip to central and southern Italy. In Florence, provided with a letter from his fellow citizen Federigo Zandomeneghi to Telemaco Signorini, he enters the cenacle of the Macchiaioli of Caffè Michelangelo. In Rome he befriends Nino Costa, whose ancestry can be felt in the composition and in the luminous contrasts in the paintings of that period (the Tiber oil with Acqua Acetose and the Ariccia drawing, both in the Art Gallery modern Venice). In Naples, a letter from Pompeo Molmenti recommended him to Domenico Morelli, a professor at the Academy of that city. Here he comes into contact with Neapolitan realism, in particular with Filippo Palizzi and the schools of Posillipo and Resina. A series of landscapes of Capri, Salerno and Sorrento are due to his stay in Naples, preserved in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (Capri and Scogliera in Capri) and in the Gallery of Modern Art in Venice. At the beginning of 1869 he returned to his hometown. In the same year he completed Il Canale della Giudecca (Venice, Gallery of modern art), one of the highest achievements of these years, exhibited in Florence in the same 1869. In 1874 he married Linda Locatelli, with whom he had four children; two, Giuseppe (Beppe) and Emma, ​​will also be painters. From 1885 he devoted himself with greater intensity to mountain subjects, Landscape by Schilpario (1894, private collection), Cimon della Pala, San Martino di Castrozza and Raggio di sole (Modern Art Gallery of Venice). Messidoro (National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome) dates back to 1886, a glimpse of the Treviso countryside considered his masterpiece, awarded in the same year with a gold medal at the Berlin exhibition and exhibited in Venice and Nice in 1887. In 1894 he succeeds Domenico Bresolin in the chair of the School of country and sea views, which he holds until his death. In these years he alternates his usual stays in Venice, Ospedaletto di Istriana, Quinto di Treviso and Canove di Asiago, with trips to other places - every year he returns to Florence, Naples and Capri - and abroad. In 1878 he goes to Paris and almost every year he visits the International Exhibition of Munich (from where he reaches Berlin). In 1910 he was in Bruges and London. In 1909 the Venice Biennale dedicated a personal exhibition to him and, in 1920, a retrospective. His works, in addition to those mentioned, are kept in the main Italian and foreign public and private collections, including the Modern Art Gallery of Venice (Il somarello, 1869; Mattino di Maggio, 1869; Il Canale della Giudecca, 1869 ; Farmer, 1872; Women combing their hair and Oxen at the cart, 1871-1874; Treviso countryside, 1883), the Modern Art Gallery of Florence (San Giorgio), the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (a '' Another version of Il Canale della Giudecca), the Modern Art Gallery of Turin (After the storm and Marina chioggiotta, both of 1867), the Revoltella Museum of Trieste (Mattino alla Giudecca, 1892) and the Galleria d ' Ricci Oddi modern art in Piacenza (Piazza San Marco, 1903).

In the lagoon, Venice

Oil on canvas

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