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.


Rastellini Gian Maria *

Buttogno (Novara) 1869 - Milano 1927
Formatosi nell’ambiente d’origine, aprì uno studio a Milano con il fratello, Gian Battista, e nel 1889 presentò alla Permanente Il nido; nel 1891 espose alla I Triennale l’opera che lo rese noto, il grande olio dal titolo Sognando (Il sogno). Fra le sue opere giovanili, di modi consonanti con il tardo Naturalismo lombardo e piemontese, compaiono soggetti agresti e paesaggi. Si affermò poi come ritrattista presso gli ambienti dell’aristocrazia e della ricca borghesia lombarda (Eugenia Litta Visconti, Carlotta Belloni Bianchi, 1907, Milano, Quadreria dell’Ospedale Maggiore).
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