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.


Badiaschi Giuseppe*

Piacenza 1795 - 1883
Allievo, a partire dal 1810, di G. Girardi all'istituto Gazzola della sua città, decorò a tempera una sala del castello di Torano (Piacenza) con Storie di Ulisse (1820 ca.) e il salotto di casa Rossi-Devoti a Piacenza (Episodi dell’Orlando Furioso). Altri suoi interventi in diversi palazzi della città gli garantirono un discreto successo come decoratore. Dipinse ritratti seguendo la lezione di G. Landi (Bambino, Piacenza, Museo Civico), ma divenne celebre soprattutto come scenografo.
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