Painted circa 1900, the present work is an expression of Longoni’s advancement of the Divisionist theories which he had assimilated through Grubicy and Segantini. The artist juxtaposes thin and long brushstrokes of complimentary colours (greens, yellows and purples) in the foreground, and much thicker brushstrokes in the mountains and in the sky in the background in order to convey the feeling of depth.
Longoni exhibited at the Brera Triennale in Milan in 1891 which first brought Divisionism to the attention of the Italian public. For the first time, works by Morbelli, Previati, Longoni and Nomellini were exhibited together. By the time he painted the present work, Longoni had retreated to the Lombard mountains where he painted peaceful landscapes such as the present work.
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