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.


Malatesta Massimo*

Modena 1810 ca. - ?
Fratello di Adeodato, nel 1833-1834 prese a frequentare l'Accademia Atestina di Modena, dove seguì le lezioni di B. Rossi e G. Fantaguzzi, in un clima nutrito di retaggi neoclassici e nuove aperture puriste. Partecipò alle mostre dell’Accademia dal 1844 al 1863, con ritratti (1852, Due fanciulle ritratte dal vero; 1854-1856, Ritratto a cavallo, Cacciatore a mezza figura), quadri di genere (1852, Suonatore-quadretto di due mezze figure; 1863, La fioraia) e copie. Lavorò anche accanto al fratello, a cui talora sono attribuite opere da lui eseguite (Concezione della Vergine, 1855, chiesa dell'Osservanza, Cesena).
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