Lot 11
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EMILIO LONGONI | White lake and black lake, Bernina pass

60,000 - 80,000 EUR
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  • White lake and black lake, Bernina pass
  • Signed lower right Emilio Longoni ; On the reverse, bears an old label with the number 110
  • Oil on panel
  • 46 x 93 cm ; 39  1/8 by 36  9/16 in.

Catalogue Note

Like his compatriots and friends Giovanni Segantini and Gaetano Previati, whom he met during his artistic training at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, Emilio Longoni adopts, in the early 1890s, the precepts of divisionist landscape painting. He is considered, alongside painters such as Giovanni Segantini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Angelo Morbelli or Plinio Nomellini, as one of the major members of Italian Divisionism, carrying on the movement until the 1930s. As a lover of mountains, Longoni offers here, in an ambitious and mastered vision, a characteristic divisionist landscape : a panoramic view, in which he concentrates his attention on the atmospheric effects as well as on the peculiar divisionist technique : fragmented and linear brushstrokes, which animate the surface of the canvas. The two lakes on the Bernina Pass, famous for their contrasting blue tones, one dark - the black lake - and the other milky - the white lake - seem to vibrate in the nebulous light of the landscape.

We would like to thank Mrs Giovanna Ginex, Emilio Longoni's specialist, for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work on the basis of a photograph.