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Cesare Bartolena

 Painting - The Return Of The Soldier by Cesare Bartolena

The Return Of The Soldier

Cesare Bartolena (May 27, 1830 – May 14, 1903) was an Italian painter, mainly of military or battle scenes.


Biography

He was born in Livorno.[1] He was a pupil of Enrico Pollastrini, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence. In 1848, he volunteered in battles for Italian independence. He was among the artists who frequented the Caffè Michelangiolo in Florence. There he met his contemporary battle painter Giovanni Fattori. Bartolena also painted some religious pieces.[2] His grandson Giovanni Bartolena was also a painter in Livorno. Among his works are:

La partenza dei volontari livornesi per la guerra di Sicilia (Exhibited in Milan in 1872, now in Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, Livorno)
Campo militare e Avanguardia (Exhibited at Società d'Incoraggiamento a Florence, 1884)
La morte del generale Cosimo Del Fante (Exposizione di Belle Arti di Milan a Florence, 1886)
Agricoltura e Milizia (Esposizione Nazionale Artistica di Venezia)
Soldati in marcia dalla manovra (Esposizione Nazionale Artistica di Venezia)
Al campo
Soldati in marcia dalla manovra
La chiamata
La partenza del coscritto
La madre del soldato (1875)
Bersaglieri nel bosco (1878)
Agricoltura e Milizia
Sentinella
La cattiva notizia

References

Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 36.
Entry in Enciclopedia Treccani, by Giorgio Di Genova

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