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Francesco Lojacono

( Palermo 1838 - 1915 )


    Francesco Lojacono

    He completed his training in Palermo with his father, a painter and then won a pension he moved to Naples. In the Capital Neapolitan he attended the studio of Nicholas Palisades, until, occurred in the 1860s left the brushes to rush to extend his arm to Garibaldi, with whom he made all the campaigns. Leaving the gun and shooting the career, became one of the greatest representatives of southern painting, one of the most prolific and original.

    He was able to translate so until then never reached the brightness of the sun and air, and this especially in the painting “A hot day in Sicily”, exhibited in 1876 at the Promoter of Naples and purchased by King Vittorio Emanuele II for the Museum of Capodimonte. Other work which had great success was “A carriage Sicilian and a wheelchair,” presented in 1892 at the National Exhibition this.

    The Lojacono, although load of commissions and sought after, never wavered in his integrity as an artist, and his whole life was a relentless pursuit of the best, a continuing study of truth. His other works worthy of being recollect: “The rest of the afternoon”: “The October”; “Villa in the Conca d’Oro”, one of the best works, exhibited in Paris in 1878, “After the Sunset,” “The fishermen oyster “, which was awarded a gold medal,” at Posillipo, “” the unexpected arrival “, purchased by King Umberto I and stored at the Quirinale,” After the Rain “;” Scirocco “also bought by king Umberto I and already stored in the Villa Reale in Monza, “The Gulf of Palermo” which was bought by the Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia, “St. John of the Hermits,” “Olives Saracens,” “The blessing of the animals in Mandello”, preserved in the Museum of Chantilly. “After the Rain”, purchased by the Prince of Trabia “At the Vesuvio”, the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome; “One summer morning,” “A villa in the hills,” “In the woods”, “Solitude” , “Legends of the mountain”, located in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palermo.


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