NORBERTO PAZZINI ( Verucchio 1856 – Rome 1937 ), Villa Claudio di Lorena in Rome.
Oil on panel cm 23 x 48 signed and dated ( N. Pazzini 86 ) lower left. On the back, written note with this following information: “ Villa Claudio di Lorena Norberto Pazzini 86 Roma ”.
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After moving very young to Rome where he studies, from 1874 to 1879, at the School of the Museum of Industrial Art, in the summer of 1879 Pazzini goes back for a few months in Verucchio which comes into contact with an artistic Rimini that is opening up to painting en plein air. Back in Rome, he takes part in the artistic circles of the capital, knows N. Parisani, G. A. Sartorio and since 1884 he made friends with Nino Costa; he becomes part of the “Etruscan School” – that will aggregate British artists and Italian – and participates, since its founding in 1886, to the exhibitions of the Society “In Arte Libertas”, experience actually of the renewal of Italian art. He also attends the Roman exhibitions of Amateurs and Connoisseurs – since 1885 – and those of watercolourists – from 1903 to 1913 -. Driven by Costa, stays in Umbria, Tuscany and Campania, studying the painting of the fifteenth century and pre-Raphaelite art tecniques. During his long career he makes mainly landscape paintings, often animated by rural scenes tinged with lyricism and made with fresh colour . The same poetry, focused on the emotions given by the landscape, the nature and the light is shown by the displayed view painting, “Villa Claudio di Lorena in Rome.” The veiled atmospheric passages, with their variety of so evocative shades, become moments of particular interest for the art of Pazzini, who try to identify the real nature of a “landscape of the soul”, an ideal of classical harmony that is able to vibrate particular ropes in the sensitivity of the painter and observers.