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.


Falciani (Falciano) Paolo*

Sarno (Salerno) 1790 - Napoli 1851
Si formò all'Accademia di Napoli dove, durante il decennio francese, ottenne un pensionato per completare gli studi a Roma. Esordì all'Esposizione Borbonica del 1826 con Enea che scioltosi dalla nube si presenta all'improvviso a Didone assisa in soglio, la quale stupefatta lo rimira (Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte): la grande tela mostra l’assimilazione del linguaggio neoclassico di matrice davidiana pur nella tendenza naturalistica della tradizione locale. Dal 1820 diresse con C. Guerra la Scuola di Pittura dell'Accademia napoletana.
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