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.


Eckersberg Christofer Wilhelm*

Blaakrog (Danimarca) 1783 - Copenaghen 1853
Si formò a Parigi alla scuola di J. L. David. Fu a Roma dal 1813 al 1816 e vi perfezionò il suo linguaggio classicista grazie al contatto con il connazionale B. Thorvaldsen, che ritrasse in uniforme di accademico di San Luca (Copenaghen, Accademia). In questo dipinto la stringatezza di matrice davidiana e l'uso calibrato della luce conferiscono all’insieme un aspetto antinaturalistico comune ad altre opere del periodo romano, come La nutrice di Alcione (1813) e Socrate e Alcibiade (Copenaghen, Museo Thorvaldsen). Fu anche pittore di marine (per tutte, L'arrivo di Thorvaldsen a Copenaghen il 7 settembre 1838, Museo Thorvaldsen) e paesaggista.
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