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Giacomo Ceruti

 (1698 - 1767)
Giacomo (Il Pitocchetto) Ceruti was active/lived in Italy.  Giacomo Ceruti is known for comestible still life, figure, and portrait painting.

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Giacomo Ceruti


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 ubiquitous spindles, eloquent signs of their situationless poverty and unwanted labor; orphans in their orderly, joyless asylums plying their unpaid toil; urchins of the streets eking out small coins as porters and sating them in gambling; the diseased,  ...  Displaying 750 of 1495 characters.



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About  Giacomo Ceruti

Born:  1698 - Milan, Italy
Died:   1767
Known for:  comestible still life, figure, and portrait painting