18 Works, Today, February 4th. is artist Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #035
Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni, or Alessandro Rizzoni (4 February 1836, in Riga — 29 April 1902, in Rome) was a Russian painter of portraits and genre scenes; mostly on Catholic themes.
He was born to an Italian family of artisans. He received his first lessons from his brother Pavel (1822–1913), who was also an artist. In 1852, he enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Arts. Five years later, he was awarded two silver medals for his work…
I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research.
Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed
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