"Giuseppe Mascarini (bologna 1877 - Milan 1954) - "mother And Child""GIUSEPPE MASCARINI (Bologna 1877 - Milan 1954) "Mother and Child" Oil painting on canvas, 100 x 60 cm Signed lower left Exhibitions: Autumn Annual exhibition Dec. 1936 - Exposition Della Permanente - p.48 Published in "Giuseppe Mascarini 1887-1954 A palette between two centuries" Edition Skira 2016 - page 121 table 150 Bibliography: Critical notes by C. Carrà, The permanent exhibition in "L'Ambrosiano", 12 12 1936 He lived and worked in Milan . He studied at the Accademia di Brera. Gifted for drawing and painting, he won prizes in 1896 and 1897 when he participated for the first time in the Brera exhibitions. In 1900, the Academy appointed him "honorary member" and later he was called to be part of the permanent painting commission. At the beginning of the century, he moved to Paris where he studied the painting of the great masters of the past and followed new pictorial trends which were evolving in a climate of general renewal. Influences from themes such as symbolism, divisionism, can be found in his paintings from the early decades of the '900. The large paintings "Il sogno" 1909, "La visitaatrice" 1909, "Ballata antica" 1916 and the great Alpine landscapes where the tripartition of horizons, divisionism, the skies that lead to infinity, visual perception, belong to this period. reminiscence is Puvis Chevannes, by Hodler and Segantini. Mascarini loves the mountains and during the summer holidays, the magnificent Val Bregaglia is the backdrop for the many landscapes it represents. But there is not only the landscape for Mascarini but also that of the figure because nature and humanity are in him two terms also alive, generating inspiration. In his figure paintings, he prefers to observe rather than to interpret with will, to stand as close as possible to the subject rather than to charge it with extreme meanings. His brushstrokes, the power of drawing and the warmth always suggest a vision of calm and familiar calm, a warm unity of tone, a measure, a contained and spontaneous impulse. He has exhibited at the Venice International Biennial since 1900. He takes part in the Quadriennali in Rome, in the Turin International, in all the "Permanente" social exhibitions in Milan, in the Brera exhibitions, in the Fine Arts Exhibition from San Francisco in 1915. at Busto Arsizio in 1920, at Bottega di Poesia in Milan in 1926, at the Galleria Scopinich in Milan in 1931. In 1942, he organized another personal exhibition at the "Permanente". After the war, he resumed the exhibition at the Venice Biennale and group exhibitions in Milan.