5 Nov-5 March 2006. Anthology dedicated to one of the "three Italians in Paris". Paintings, pastels, drawings and sketches in the impressionist style.
Federico Zandomeneghi (1841-1917) Un veneziano tra gli impressionisti. Until 5 March. Zandomeneghi, born in Venice, did not become involved in the movement of his Italian contemporaries, the Macchiaioli. Instead he went to Paris and, with his compatriots De Nittis and Boldini, joined the Impressionists. Like them, his care is lavished on the indoor life of Paris, its parties, the intimate life of chic women alone with one another, immersed in their toilettes. Attitudes and waists and tender arms are painted with great attention; there are also pretty outdoor views by the Seine and of Montmartre. He was a fashion illustrator and this shows in his love for charming detail.
De Nittis, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir and Cezanne in small examples, are welcome highlights here.
In his full, fluffy, plushy canvases you can see Zandomeneghi was not gifted with a painterly fluidity, but was an acute and good-natured observer of his time and surroundings at the turn of the century. Choistro del Bramante, Via della Pace, tel. 0668809035. Edith Schloss