Giovanni Borgonovo - “ Paesaggio “ dalla grande collezione Borgonovo / Archivio

Giovanni Borgonovo - “ Paesaggio “ dalla grande collezione Borgonovo / Archivio
Oil on canvas - Not signed - Ancora del primo periodo / secondo ‘809

Antique painting from the second half of the 1800s.

‘Mucche al pascolo’ (Published on the catalogue)

Large-sized oil on canvas

by Giovanni Borgonovo

"My painting is made up of variable elements and constant elements. Variable elements include those relating to landscapes and figurative aesthetic ideas. Among the constant elements are those concerning the painting structure. I believe that we cannot speak of the expression of pictorial sentiments without taking into account these architectural elements, which subordinate to themselves all the figurative values of shape and colour. These principles must be joined by that of spatiality, which is not to be confused with perspectivism; since the value of spatiality never has, so to speak, visual origins. This concept is a fundamental expression in my painting. " (Giovanni Borgonovo)

A beautiful work by the artist Giovanni Borgonovo, certified attribution.

Painting size: 53 x 47 cm / framed

By Giovanni Borgonovo (archived in Borgonovo collection 019).

A perfect investment considering the artist historical revaluation / Book 019 Collection. The Artist has been included in the 2020 catalogues of the main Italian auction houses. One of the most important European banking institutes, has been working on the artist’s great General Catalogue since 2019, so that every collector and owner can be included in the book and participate in the presentation event (Covid-19 emergency permitting). The only Italian artist to be exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Art and in San Diego Balboa Park, California. One of the few landscape painters to be auctioned at Sotheby's in various sessions. (all published)

Estimated value: €1,000.00 - €1,200.00

A large private collection, with works partly unpublished of extraordinary value. The artist’s works were sold at auction by Sotheby’s and by the main Italian auction houses. A choice aimed at creating a great retrospective and promoting the artist, taking him back to the centre of the Italian art market. Borgonovo was an important landscape painter and portraitist of the Italian 20th century, who took part in six biennial exhibitions. In 1920 he won the Principe Umberto prize with his work “Tramonto dicembrino nella campagna milanese”, then purchased by the Edison company, Milan. A refined and passionate painter, he did not stop at the honours and awards he acquired between the 1920s and 1930s in the most important Italian showcases, but to success he preferred the deep reasons of life and art that drove him away from the Milanese territories. His pictorial ability remained extraordinarily free in its formation and growth, with a singular extraneousness not only to the 20th century but also to the trends of his time, as far away as it was from the anxieties of the avant-gardes and from the tormenting doubts about the destiny of painting. “In him you do not feel the weight of the 20th century nor the weight of a traditional art”.

The artist Borgonovo Giovanni was a Lombard painter active in the 20th century. He was born in Milan in 1881 and died in Milan in 1975, at the age of 94.

Lot details
Title of artwork
“ Paesaggio “ dalla grande collezione Borgonovo / Archivio
Giovanni Borgonovo
Ancora del primo periodo / secondo ‘809
Oil on canvas
Not signed
Sold with frame
In good condition
Total dimensions
53×47×4 cm
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