Adriano Cecioni

1836-1886 Italy/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Adriano Cecioni from Florence was one of the most prominent artists of the Macchiaioli movement. They tended to paint en plein air using a technique with patches or spots. He studied under Aristodemo Costoli at the Florentine Academy. He engaged in the Italian war of independence along with Telemaco Signorini in 1859. In Naples he helped form the School of Resina with Giuseppe de Nittis which was influenced by the Macchiaioli group. He worked as an art critic and shortly before his death in 1886 he was Professor of Drawing at the Istituto di Magistero Femminile.

 

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aunt erminia

aunt erminia

cafe
michelangelo

cafe michelangelo


head of a girl

head of a girl


housework

housework

reading the
newspaper

reading the newspaper

samuel morley
caricature

samuel morley caricature published in vanity fair


the embroiderers

the embroiderers


tickle

tickle