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Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/8/2013 2:17:43 AM

Now this other portrait is more elaborate, even if it portrays a lady who, in my opinion, is not as nice looking as other women portrayed by Giacomo Grosso. In fact, she looks sort of stressed. The title of the painting is revealing, something like "Harmony Disrupted", and she even may have been unwilling to being painted. But why?


Giacomo Grosso - Armonie interotto
(oil on canvas, c.1900)


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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/8/2013 2:36:32 AM

Unlike the previous portraits, this one is of a smiling lady. But why can we not have other info like, for example, her name and social status? Any clues? Mmm...



Giacomo Grosso - Smile (oil on canvas, c.1910)


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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/8/2013 10:29:15 AM
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A fine portrait of a lady, in fact, a pretty conventional one. I love the color. But I am not sure it was painted that early: Am I wrong or the style of her haircut is sort of revolutionary for 1900?


Giacomo Grosso - Portrait of a Lady
(oil on canvas, c.1900)


I so agree Miguel. The colour is wonderful.

I would love this picture on my wall.

As for the hair? You are right.That looks like a 1920's style.

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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/8/2013 10:33:53 AM
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Now this other portrait is more elaborate, even if it portrays a lady who, in my opinion, is not as nice looking as other women portrayed by Giacomo Grosso. In fact, she looks sort of stressed. The title of the painting is revealing, something like "Harmony Disrupted", and she even may have been unwilling to being painted. But why?


Giacomo Grosso - Armonie interotto
(oil on canvas, c.1900)


This is a good painting because it is very honest. I love the tiny bit of shoe that shows.

Little things like that make it so real.

Did the artist ask for the pose/facial expression or capture it?

Who knows, but great result.

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Luis Miguel Goitizolo

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RE: Between Agony and Ecstasy: Giacomo Grosso, Italian Painter
9/10/2013 2:49:28 AM

These two portraits are more conventional than the trio previously exhibited, yet only one displays a conventional name. I am afraid the other one, 'La Femme', gives no clue as to who she might be. By all standards, however, the two of them are extraordinary.


Giacomo Grosso - L'attrice Virgina Reyter
(oil on canvas, 1896)

Giacomo Grosso - La Femme
(oil on canvas, 1899)


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