Loquis: Bartolomeo Pinelli

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Bartolomeo Pinelli


Published on:  2018-03-14 16:14:00

  Famous people of Rome

He was born in a building now non-existent, Bartolomeo Pinelli, on November 20, 1781. He was an Italian printmaker, painter and ceramist. An extremely prolific graphic artist, author of about four thousand engravings and ten thousand drawings. In his prints he illustrated the customs of the different Italian peoples, the great masterpieces of literature: Virgil, Dante, Tasso, Ariosto, Cervantes, Manzoni, and subjects of Roman, Greek, Napoleonic history. The most recurring theme is Rome, its inhabitants, its monuments, the ancient city and the contemporary one. One of his studens was the famous Goriška portraitist Giuseppe Tominz. Besides the intrinsic artistic value, his work as an illustrator is considered a significant historical documentary for the ethnography of Rome, Italy and Switzerland.

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