Capinera

Luigi Conconi
Milan 1852 - 1917
Capinera
1889
Etching.
278 x 195 mm; sheet 555 X 440 mm

Signed LConconi in the film of ink left in the plate in wiping
Mezzetti, 242; Bianchi-Ginex, no. 29
278 x 195 mm; sheet 555 X 440 mm

A fine impression, printed with black ink, working on the surface tone, on thin Japanese paper. The print is rich in monotypic effects, obtained by the artist working on the heavy film of ink left on the plate. In this way Conconi signed the work and got special effects of light and shadow.
In very good condition, with good margins.

Luigi Conconi was an architect, painter and illustrator. Born in a Milanese middle-class family, he was the nephew of the painter Mauro Conconi. Luigi studied architecture at the Accademia di Brera and at the Politecnico in Milan, and he used his architectural training occasionally throughout his career. After attending the Politecnico, he became acquainted with the literary and artistic circles of the Scapigliatura: Tranquillo Cremona and Daniele Ranzoni influenced his early paintings. In the 1880s Conconi moved from the Realism of Scapigliatura toward Symbolism, developing an interest in visionary themes. He received international recognition from awards in Paris in 1900 and in Munich in 1913. Conconi was also a skilful and sensitive printmaker, who revived the art of the etching in Lombardy, being the leading exponent of the acquaforte monotipata, an etching printed leaving a surplus of ink on the plate to create evocative effects. Conconi printed personally almost all his own plates.


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