Painters Paintings Telemaco Signorini (1835–1901): Ponte Vecchio in Florence, c. 1880, oil on canv…
Painters Work Telemaco Signorini (1835–1901): Ponte Vecchio in Florence, c. 1880, oil on canvas, 39 x 32.5 cm, Galleria d’arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
The mid-nineteenth century in Italy was the interval of the Risorgimento, the motion that culminated in Italian unification. That motion offered the political and cultural backdrop for some of the vital and influential teams in Italian artwork within the second half of the nineteenth century: the Macchiaioli. This group of panorama, portrait and style painters, flourishing from about 1850 to 1880, was primarily based on Florence.
Being a member of this motion, Signorini confirmed an early curiosity in sociocritical writings and in French Positivism. This curiosity was additionally expressed in work that articulated his social issues.
His current work exhibits an occasion of Florence’s each day life on Ponte Vecchio, one of many emblems of town.