Son of the design and modest painter Joshua and Louise Meaney , completed his technical studies, he enrolled in 1856 at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, where he studied with Schmidt, Bisi , Zimmermann, Dreams and the Director Giuseppe Bertini , having for classmates Federico Faruffini , Tranquillo Cremona , Daniel Ranzoni and Filippo Carcano with which split for a few years studying in Milan’s Via San Primo.
Join the War of Independence of 1859 , the 7 first paintings belong to the romantic genre , based on the recommendations of the Bertini : the Portrait of Simonetta Galimberti and the Portrait of Jacinta Galimberti , 1861 , at Civic Museums of Monza , Archpriest Stephen Guandeca accused the archbishop of Milan Anselmo Pusterla of treason sacrilegious , 1862 in a private collection , and the Conspiracy of Pontida , 1862 exhibited at the Brera Academy in 1862 and 1863. Completed his studies in 1864 and get the commission of the Communion of St. Louis for the parish of Sant’Albino at Monza.
He turns to the naturalistic representation in the narrative, the brothers Domenico and Gerolamo Induno in works such as A lesson in choral singing , the eve of the festival , in 1864 , I clear the table of the altar, in 1865 , attracting the attention of critics on his painting, but with Cleopatra and the Lady of Monza , in 1865 , falls within the melodramatic genre of romantic painting pseudo- historical . In 1867 he won with the shadow of Samuel appears to Saul, the retiree Oggioni , which finances two years of stay in Venice , where he studied the paintings of the eighteenth century , Rome and Paris, where he is impressed by the painting of Fortuny and Meissonier.
In 1869 he returned to Milan , where he presented The brothers are at the camp, in the Brera , where , representing some young women emphatically prostrate in prayer for the salvation of his brothers fighters in the Third War of Independence , it combines the realism of the image to the rhetoric of feeling patriotic and religious , with great success at the Milanese bourgeoisie.
Councillor since 1871 the Academy of Brera and now fashionable painter , in The blessing of homes , built in 1870, expresses , as in a good smoke of 1872 , which won the Premio Principe Umberto in 1877 , a sketching gender , in The painter , 1874, as in The pleasantries and a music lesson , it gives the kind of affectation neosettecentesco while he was able to show mastery of portraiture in the Portrait of a noble lady, who still wins the Prize Prince Umberto, in the portrait of the engineer Carlo Mira and Portrait of Louis Galbiati , 1876. Began in the late seventies its activities geared towards the Tiepolo fresco : the 1877 is the cycle of frescoes in the Villa Giovanelli in Lonigo , near Vicenza , 1883-1884 decorating Stazione Reale in Monza with the genius of Savoy and the 1885 decoration of the Palazzo Turati in Milan.
Mose ‘ Bianchi, in this period, has also pledged to boost the capacity’ artistic nephew Pompeo Mariani , in fact, thanks to his uncle, which led him to draw his first views of the Park of Monza, Pompey will begin his artistic career by purchasing fame European level.
In repeated trips to Venice produces lagoon views that earned him great popularity , much to repeat several versions of one of his most successful paintings , The lagoon stormy, 1879 in the Museum Enjoy Valmarana Lugo Vicentino . It is admired by his contemporaries Antonio Fontanesi and Domenico Morelli who consider extraordinary modernity of his painting , the canvas The word of God , 1887 shows the use of photography in his painting and with Washerwomen , 1894 , makes its contribution to the representation of life of ” humble.”
After a short business city councilor in Milan and having tried in vain to get a chair of teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin in 1890 he painted in Gignese, above Lake Maggiore, a series of Alpine views , which are a tribute to Lombard naturalism : among others, House of the shepherd and Sheep creek where , given a photographic cut the image, luministic lingers on the relationship between the water and the large boulders . Belong to the same year a series of views of Milan , including Milan under the snow , Suburban Riding and along the Naviglio Milan , a sunset on the docks in Porta Ticinese .
He is also etching and in 1896 was awarded in the Competition of the National Engraving . In 1898 he was appointed a teacher and director of the Academy of Verona Cignaroli , but an illness which arose in December 1899 forced him to return to Monza and to abandon painting . The artist died in 1904 and is buried in the Cemetery of Monza. Source: Wikipedia .