(1852 - 1930)
Antonio Mancini was active/lived in Italy. Antonio Mancini is known for impoverished children, circus performers and musician figure painting, chiaroscuro.
Double Sided Self Portrait
Biography Antonio Mancini
Antonio Mancini (14 November 1852 - 28 December 1930) was an Italian painter. He was born in Rome and showed precocious ability as an artist. At the age of twelve, he was admitted to the Institute of Fine Arts in Naples, where he studied under Domenico Morelli (1823-1901), a painter of historical scenes who favored dramatic chiaroscuro* and vigorous brushwork, and Filippo Palizzi (1818-1899), a landscape painter. Mancini developed quickly under their guidance, and in 1872, he exhibited two paintings at the Paris Salon*.
Mancini worked at the forefront of the Verismo movement, an indigenous Italian response to 19th-century Realist aesthetics. His usual subjects included children of the poor, juvenile circus performers, and musicians h
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