“Woman lying with blue vase” by Armando Spadini, oil on canvas signed on the lower right and dated 1902 on the back. The painting, although in excellent condition, needs cleaning.
Armando Spadini (Poggio Caiano 1883 – Rome 1925) studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Florence for a short time, visiting museums and exhibitions on his own, and assimilating, with his sensitivity, the joyfullness of colours, which is expressed personally, but not too far from the Venetian and French painters. Precisely this great love for the festive colours, for the transparent clarity, for the solar luminosity is showed in all his works, without the tormenting research that often characterized the work of the Impressionists. He is a painter superior to his time, to his environment; Emilio Cecchi considers him, like Antonio Mancini, the strongest pictorial temperament that arose in Italy after the end of the 18th century. Having won the competition for national retirement for painting in Florence in 1910, he settled in Rome, where he remained until his death, keeping on painting. He participated, but not so often, in various Roman and Florentine exhibitions, and in 1918 he held a solo show at the Casina Valadier in Rome. In 1924 at the Venice Biennale he had a room, where only his works had been displayed. Many of his works are in public and private galleries in Italy, in Paris, in Buenos Aires, in Lima. At the VI Quadriennale in Rome, in 1952, a commemorative exhibition took place with eighteen works. His works were also present at the 1956 edition of the same event.
Measurements: In frame H 80 x W 94 x D 12 / Canvas H 53.5 x W 70.5 cm