Telemaco Signorini

1835-1901 Italy/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Telemaco Signorini the writer from Florence was the son of Giovanni Signorini a court painter who urged him to take up painting over literature. He painted landscapes and genre scenes in the style of the Florentine Micchiaioli group of which he was a founder member; they preferably painted outdoors with a technique using spots and patches. He visited Paris frequently and went to England with Giuseppe De Nittis. It is said he was somewhat influenced by the advent of photography which is evident in his Edinburgh street scene named ‘Leith’.

 

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acquaiole in
la spezia

acquaiole in la spezia

chatter in
riomaggiore

chatter in riomaggiore

contrada
a settignano

contrada a settignano

ghetto of
florence

ghetto of florence

high street a
edinburgh

high street a edinburgh

insane ward at san
bonifacio's florence

insane ward at san bonifacio's florence


leith

leith

little
country girl

little country girl

old market
in florence

old market in florence

portrait of
a young girl

portrait of a young girl

september morning
in settignano

september morning in settignano

the prison baths
at portroferrai

the prison baths at portroferrai

the return from
the capital

the return from the capital

the suburb of porta
adriana ravenna

the suburb of porta adriana ravenna

the way
of fire

the way of fire


windy day

windy day