Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER THREE
 

POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM,

AND ART NOUVEAU


PAINTING

SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

PHOTOGRAPHY

 


SCULPTURE

 

BISTOLFI.

 

 


Leonardo Bistolfi
      

(b Casale Monferrato, 15 March 1859; d Turin, 2 Sept 1933).

Italian sculptor, painter and writer. The leading Art Nouveau sculptor in Italy, he was the son of Giovanni Bistolfi, a wood-carver. Bistolfi first studied (1876–9) at the Accademia di Brera, Milan, under Giosué Argenti (1819–1901), transferring to the Accademia Albertina, Turin, in 1880 for more advanced work under Odoardo Tabacchi. In 1881 Bistolfi received a commission for the Braida family tomb (Turin cemetery), for which he carved the marble figure the Angel of Death, a commission enabling him to open his own studio. During the 1880s Bistolfi worked mainly on small bronze groups, in which he sought to communicate sentiments that had hitherto been expressed only in painting. Like the artists of I Scapigliati, he depicted literary subjects, such as his bronze Washerwomen (Italian priv. col.), inspired by Emile Zola’s novel L’Assommoir (1877). While influenced by Impressionism and by such artists as Daniele Ranzoni, Tranquillo Cremona and Giuseppe Grandi, Bistolfi produced his Lovers (1884; Casale Monferrato, Mus. Civ.), Rain (Rome, Pal. Braschi) and Twilight (1892; Turin, Gal. Civ. A. Mod.), the last of which is characterized by a certain brutal realism. In 1888 he entered the competition for a monument to Garibaldi to be erected in Milan. Although he did not win, his model was cast in bronze by the Associazione degli Artisti Milanesi and donated to the city (Milan, Castello Sforzesco).
 

 

 


Leonardo Bistolfi. The 1925 war memorial at Casale Monferrato

 


Leonardo Bistolfi. La Primavera Italica





Leonardo Bistolfi. La Bellezza Liberata dalla Materia,
for a monument to Giovanni Segantini
Museo Civico, Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy


 


Leonardo Bistolfi. La Bellezza Liberata dalla Materia





Leonardo Bistolfi. La Bellezza Liberata dalla Materia,
for a monument to Giovanni Segantini
Museo Civico, Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy





Leonardo Bistolfi. The Marriage of Death





Leonardo Bistolfi.
Model for a memorial to Professor Ugo Rabbeno
Museo Civico, Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy





Leonardo Bistolfi. Model of La Resurrezione for the tomb of
Hermann Bauer in the Staglieno Cemetery





Leonardo Bistolfi. La Resurrezione





Leonardo Bistolfi. Model for the gravestone of Capitano D. Paolella,
for Turin Cemetery (untraced)
Museo Civico, Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy





Leonardo Bistolfi. Genitori or Il Dolore for the monument to the Toscanini family




Leonardo Bistolfi. Monument to the Toscanini family


 


Leonardo Bistolfi. Pansa Family Monument
Cuneo Cemetery, Piedmont, Italy





Leonardo Bistolfi. Sketch model for the tomb of Angelo Giorello in
Montevideo Cemetery





Leonardo Bistolfi. La Croce





Leonardo Bistolfi. La Bellezza liberata dalla Materia

 
 

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