Carlo Cherubini (Ancona 1897 - Venice 1978) was the son of painter Giuseppe Cherubini. He arrived in Venice at a young age together with his family.
At the age of sixteen he exhibited at the Cà Pesaro eighth group exhibition. In 1914 he participated in the Venice Biennale as the youngest artist. The work that represents him is “Bambino pensoso”. Eight years later he was invited again to three consecutive editions of the Biennale in 1922, 1924 and 1926. As for the Cà Pesaro group exhibitions, he participated in 1920, 1922, 1924 and 1926.
In 1927 he went to Paris to make important frescos: among these, the decoration for “Lido des Champs Elysées”. In 1926 he had already decorated a room of the Martini coffee bar in Venice. Always in Paris in 1930 Carlo Cherubini received the “Mention Honorable” and in 1932 the “Medaille d’Argent” after his 1929 solo exhibition at Galerie de la Renaissance, the portrait of “Georges de La Fouchardière” and the painting “Si jeunesse s’avait”.
In 1933, after having decorated a place of the Latin Quarter in Paris, he went to New York to make a work at the Lido Club of Long Island. The following year he was in Venice and then in Paris. In 1940 he returned to Italy the day before World War II. The decoration of Al Colombo restaurant in Venice and the participation in the group exhibitions of Bevilacqua La Masa and in the solo exhibitions at the art workshops in Piazza San Marco date back to this period.
Mario Stefani wrote: “In him, tradition and modernity merge and are equal, without destroying each other, and in the most successful moments he is the tireless poet of the human figure, in colour, of all his sensitivity as an artist. In these moments Carlo Cherubini becomes the master we all know, the intelligent heir of many great Venetian painters of the past. His language then becomes European, it throws off all trammels to reach a secret harmony. It stops the moment, it captures the mystery of life in a face, in the eyes, it seeks its own exaltation through the light... Many times the painting becomes the expression of a mood, of a subtle melancholy, of a Baudelaire’s spleen, of an abandonment, of a thoughtful moment full of sadness... That’s why Carlo Cherubini has his own precise features, and he is also the secret poet of our own soul”.
In 2011 the volume “Carlo Cherubini” edited by Guido Moro and Michele Rovoletto.
In 2012 the exhibition “Carlo Cherubini. Un pittore veneziano a Parigi” at Galleria Nuova Arcadia, Padua.
In 2015 in Scorzè, Villa Orsini, the exhibition from 19/12 to 7/1/2016, “Carlo Cherubini. Un pittore veneziano a Parigi”.
- Carlo Cherubini (1897-1978)
- Titre de l'oeuvre d'art
- Acrylique sur panneau
- Signé à la main
- Bon état
- Dimensions totales
- 12.5×9.5×1 cm