Monday, January 6, 2014

Fattori in Florence

Bust of Giuseppe Fattori by Fosco Tricca, Academy of Fine Arts, via Battisti, Florence
This bust of Giovanni Fattori, by the sculptor Fosco Tricca, is part of a monument to the Livornese painter on the wall of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Academy of Fine Arts of Florence), in Via Battisti.
Bust of Giuseppe Fattori by Fosco Tricca with plaque, Academy of Fine Arts, via Battisti, Florence
Since 1869 Fattori taught at the Accademia, where one of his late students was Amedeo Modigliani.

External links: Giovanni Fattori - Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze - Amedeo Modigliani (Wikipedia)
See also: Chili Pepper & Macchiaioli - Cisternino di città - Mazzini & Fattori - Portrait of Giovanni Fattori

8 comments:

Jack said...

It is a fine bust. He must have been pleased to see his student succeed.

Randy said...

Nice bust.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

I love a good bust. In both senses of the word :)
Nice to see history being preserved

Halcyon said...

I bet he was a fun teacher. No one with that kind of mustache could be too serious. :)

cieldequimper said...

I agree with Halcyon. He looks nice and even has a mischievous gleam. Maybe I'm just imagining it, it's too early after a week without an alarm clock, lol!

Michelle said...

Quite a distinguished but.

Dina said...

Yes, I too think there is a little smile hiding behind that mustache.

JM said...

Wonderful! Love the worn stone of the frame.