"Wagon driven by water buffaloes" oil on canvas signed P. Barucci

Pietro Barucci Carro trainato da bufale nelle Paludi Pontine.jpg
Pietro Barucci Carro trainato da bufale nelle Paludi Pontine.jpg

"Wagon driven by water buffaloes" oil on canvas signed P. Barucci

20,000.00

Pietro Barucci (1845-1917) - Cart driven by buffaloes in the Pontine Marshes.

Oil painting on canvas depicting a scene set in the Pontine marshes of a chariot pulled by buffaloes, with four characters. Within a contemporary finely carved and gilt wood florentine frame.

Signed: P. Barucci Rome

Period: 1870

Excellent condition: original canvas

 

Pietro Barucci (Rome 20.IV.1845 - 23.II.1917) A painter of genre scenes, he was above all a landscape artist of excellent quality. He perfected his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of A. Vertunni, whose style assimilated many characteristics in his youth, to such an extent that his paintings of that period, unsigned, were attributed to his master. In 1878 he had a prize for the skill he achieved in this kind of painting: he was generally considered "an excellent painter of landscapes that he cut very well and knew how to render with truth and effectiveness" (A. Jandolo). In the mature age he was seduced by a more commercial art and transformed his studio in Via Margutta number 78 in a laboratory. He exhibited in Rome in 1883, in Chicago in 1893, in Rome in 1901 and at the Salone degli Indipendenti in Paris in 1907. His views of the Apennines, of the Roman Campagna and of the Pontine Marshes are very picturesque, as De Gubernatis recalls. to penetrate into its essence by understanding its true poetry "of which he makes, with mastery evidence, the horizontal lines overlapping in light ondulations, the various gradations of green, the pestilential waters, where float immobile buffaloes".

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