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              Camillo Innocenti  (Roma 1871-1961)


After having attended classical studies, he was encouraged to the arts by  Ludovico Seitz.  He studied at Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, but, unsatisfied of these studies, he moved towards Michetti first, and then towards  Mancini, with whom he visited Spain, where he carefully studied  Velazquez, performing landscapes and costume studies. After a  Divisionist parenthesis, he retired  to paint in  Abruzzi, at Scanno, and after  in Sardinia, where he realized some works for which he was known at  Biennale of Venice in 1905 as a  «refined  impressionist, especially for the bright light of the interiors with white, grey and blue hues and for the style of his smart and elegant and  piquant female figures » (Bénédite). After the First World War he dealt with cinematographic scenography . From 18'25 to 1839  he was  director of  Fine Arts School in  Cairo. His “ happy season” goes from  1900 to 1920 more or less; it was fatal to him the isolation in Egypt.

(In ritardo, Roma, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna; Il rossetto, Venezia, Museo d'Arte Moderna-Ca' Pesaro.

( Translate by Irene De Angelis Curtis )


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