Luigi Gioli was Francesco Gioli's younger brother, and or a long time, was considered as being
mediocre by comparison. However, he is today acknowledged as being a cultured and
coherent artist, even though he came to art rather late in life after
studying law. He had no formal art training.
He lived with his brother and was influenced by him stylistically in
his early landscape studies. He took part in lively art debates with
friends and colleagues and was interested in the painting of the
Macchiaioli, in particular in Fattori, as is reflected in his preference
for military scenes and views of the Maremma.
In 1889 he took part in the Paris Universal Exhibition with Ritorno
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