Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Angelo Torchi  (1856 - 1915)

About: Angelo Torchi
 

Summary

Examples of his work

 
 

Biography*

Exhibits - current  
 

Discussion board

Send me updates

 
    Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Angelo Torchi
  For sale ads

Auction results*

 
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Place a classified ad  
 
Lived/Active: Italy/France      Known for: landscape, genre and portrait painting

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Angelo Torchi:

Biographical information (Angelo Torchi)

yes

Auction records - upcoming / past (Angelo Torchi)

4

Discussion board entries (Angelo Torchi)

0

Image examples of works (Angelo Torchi)

3

Please send me Alert Updates for Angelo Torchi (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
AskART Artist
from Auction House Records.
Mattino
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Please note: Artists not classified as American in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about American artists.

Born in the district of Ravenna in 1856, Angelo Torchi studied in Florence under Lorenzo Gelati.  In 1880 he moved to Naples where he stayed for about a year as a pupil of Alceste Campriani. When he returned to Florence he made friends with Signorini, Lega, Cecioni and the Gioli and Tommasi brothers, and was attracted towards the Post-Macchiaoli* artists.

From the 80's on he exhibited at the "Promotrici fiorentine". In 1881 he exhibited in Milan, in 1883 in Rome, in 1884 in Turin and in 1888 in Bologna. He became more involved in the circle of Tuscan art: in the summer of 1885 Torchi was invited for the first time to Diego Martelli's home in the villa di Castiglioncello, where he worked tranquilly painting a series of studies exhibited the same year at the "‘Promotrice".  He went painting with Lega in the countryside of Gabbro, and in 1886 showed seven works at the first exhibition at Leghorn together with Lega, Fattori, Signorini, Ulvi Liegi, Angiolo and Ludovico Tommasi and Alfredo Muller.

Landscape artist and genre painter, he executed outdoors with a delicate, harmonious palette, he took part in the Venice Biennials* without interruption from 1897 to 1914.  It was there that he showed Effetto di crepuscolo (Dusk) in 1897, Crepuscolo toscano (Dusk in Tuscany) in 1899, Mattino di settembre (September Morning) in 1901, Paesaggio (Landscape) in 1905 and Tramonto autunnale (Autumn Sunset) in 1907.  He also exhibited abroad in Paris, London, Munich.

In 1889 he made an important trip to Paris, becoming more involved in Divisionism* (that he abandoned after 1896) and he became interested in work by Degas, Manet, Pissarro and Renoir.  The trip continued to London where he discovered Constable and the Pre-Raphaelites*.  In 1890-91 at the Promotrice fiorentina he showed Impressione di un mercato (Impression of a Market).  During his stay in Genoa in 1891 he painted his first completely Divisionist works: Pergolato (The Pergola) and Giardino con casa (The Garden with house).

In the late 90's the Divisionist tendency began to wane giving way to broad homogenous brushstrokes. This is how Torchi began the final phase of his career that lasted about 20 years in which he exhibited tirelessly and worked prolifically even though his works contained nothing new. Many of his works were collected by Giuseppe Rangoni at Massa Lombarda, while Ritratto di signorina (Portrait of a Young Woman) La risaia di Massa Lombarda (The Rice Fields of Massa Lombarda) Il Gabbro and Autoritratto (Self-Portrait) are in the Palazzo Pitti.

Source:

Galleria d'Arte Bacci di Capaci, Lucca, Italy;

http://www.800artstudio.com/en/torchi.php

* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see AskART.com Glossary http://www.askart.com/AskART/lists/Art_Definition.aspx


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists