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 Giacomo (Il Pitocchetto) Ceruti  (1698 - 1767)

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Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: comestible still life, figure, and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Giacomo Ceruti
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Birth
1698 (Milan, Italy)
 
Death
1767

Lived/Active
Italy


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comestible still life, figure, and portrait painting

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Known as "Il Pitocchetto" or the Beggar Painter because of his realistic paintings of peasants wearing rags, Giacomo Ceruti was active in Northern Italy during the late Baroque period in Italy.  Although his primary subjects are 'low-life' persons, they are depicted with dignity and self possession.

An art historian has described these paintngs "as confronting us with the detritus of the community; the displaced and homeless poor; the old and the young with their ubiqui (showing 500 of 1501 characters).



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