Egisto Lancerotto Italy

8-21-1847 Noale, ITA – 5-31-1916 Venice, ITA

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Lancerotto, Egisto

Egisto Lancerotto attended the Venetian Accademia di Belle Arti, where his professors were Napoleone Nani, Michelangelo Grigoletti, Federico Moja, and Pompeo Marino Molmenti. The latter was likely his strongest influence. The artist was truly captivated by the culture and the Venetians.

Egisto Lancerotto began his career painting with figure paintings, and moved on to large historical paintings in period dress.

Quickly, he allied himself with the artists of the Venetian avant-garde. By 1880, at the age of 37 years, Egisto Lancerotto rose next to Giacomo Favretto, Ettore Tito and Luigi Nono one of the leading painters of Venice.

One of his major works, Ballo di nozze, exhibited in 1887 at Venice. Gubernatis states that he understood the venetians of the street and the campiello, the worker, the porter, the gondolier, the elegant in tatters, the tobbacco-smoking old man, the dirty and spoiled young man, and with a singular and rare acumen and keen discernment of their desires, instincts, and appetites.

Among Egisto Lancerotto main works: Delusione sent to Salon of Paris, but lost en route: Le regate at Venice; Popolani at Venice; La festa degli sposi; Scuola di pittura; Da Mestre at Venice exhibited in 1881; Mezza festa ; Breve respiro; Barcaiolo, exhibited at Turin in 1880; A pié d' un ponte; L'Albo, exhibited at Milan in 1881; Esposizione artistica; Loto della pollastra; Capitolo primo, exhibited at Rome in 1883; La Zingara; Preparativi for the notte del Redentore at Venice, sent to the Exhibition of Milan of 1884; Assedio di Florence; Convegno, exhibited at Turin; After the dispute ; Fiori di maggio; and Monte Rosa

Art Movement: Academic
Influences: Napoleone Nani, Michelangelo Grigoletti, Federico Moja, Pompeo Marino Molmenti
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