Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Ariassi Giuseppe *

Brescia 1825 - 1906
Pittore accademico, aveva seguito a Milano i corsi di F. Hayez all’Accademia, e realizzò diverse pale d’altare e ritratti, cimentandosi anche nella tecnica dell'affresco. Sue pitture murali si trovano anche a Brescia, sulla facciata della chiesa dei Miracoli, in Palazzo Martinengo delle Palle e nel convento dei Filippini. Insieme a P. Vergine e T. Castellini fu conservatore della bresciana Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, alla quale dedicò lunghe cure per l'allestimento e la catalogazione. Il Museo del Risorgimento di Brescia conserva il Ritratto del Conte Martinengo e una Veduta della Porta di San Nazaro.
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