Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Contini Giovanni*

Parma 1828 - 1912
Nel 1850 Contini si iscrisse all’Accademia di Parma. Le fonti d’epoca, a meno che non si riferiscano a un omonimo, ricordano l’artista come dilettante di «mediocre abilità» costretto negli anni '60 a umili incarichi presso l'Accademia. E’ comunque documentata, dal 1859 al 1887, la regolare presenza di Contini alle mostre della Società di Incoraggiamento di Parma con vedute (1860, Chiesa di san Francesco), interni (1874, Teatro farnese, Parma, Galleria Nazionale) e paesaggi molto vicini ai modi dei Carmignani (1867, Paesaggio sul torrente Parma, Trecasali, Palazzo Comunale).
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