Carlo Servolini

Last updated

Carlo Servolini
Born 5 April 1876
Livorno, Kingdom of Italy
Died 12 September 1948
Collesalvetti, Italian Republic
Nationality Italian
Education Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze

Carlo Servolini (5 April 1876 – 12 September 1948) was an Italian artist from Livorno, in Tuscany. He worked in oils, water-colour, etching and lithography. He was the father of the wood engraver Luigi Servolini  (it ). [1]

Livorno Comune in Tuscany, Italy

Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno, having a population of 158,493 residents in December 2017. It has traditionally been known in English as Leghorn.

Tuscany Region of Italy

Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants (2013). The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).

Oil painting process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium. The oil may be boiled with a resin, such as pine resin or frankincense, to create a varnish prized for its body and gloss.

Servolini was born in Livorno on 5 April 1876. [2] He studied in Florence at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and at the Scuola Professionale di Arti Decorative e Industriali (now the Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana  (it )), where he qualified as a teacher of drawing. [3] :146 He received help and advice from Guglielmo Micheli, a pupil of Giovanni Fattori, but did not become an imitator of the Macchiaiolo style. [2]

Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze art academy in Florence, Italy

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze is an instructional art academy in Florence, in Tuscany, in central Italy.

Guglielmo Micheli Italian painter

Guglielmo Micheli was an Italian painter. Micheli's work consisted mainly of landscapes and seascapes using oils and watercolors.

Giovanni Fattori Italian painter and engraver

Giovanni Fattori was an Italian artist, one of the leaders of the group known as the Macchiaioli. He was initially a painter of historical themes and military subjects. In his middle years, inspired by the Barbizon school, he became one of the leading Italian plein-airists, painting landscapes, rural scenes, and scenes of military life. After 1884, he devoted much energy to etching.

He exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 1936, 1940 and 1942; his work was shown in Argentina, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. [1]

Servolini died at Collesalvetti, in the province of Livorno, on 12 September 1948. [2] In 2006, the comune of Collesalvetti established the Pinacoteca Comunale Carlo Servolini, a public gallery which houses works by Servolini and his Tuscan contemporaries, and also stages temporary exhibitions. [4] [5]

Collesalvetti Comune in Tuscany, Italy

Collesalvetti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Florence, 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Livorno and only 16 kilometres (10 mi) south from Pisa.

Province of Livorno Province of Italy

The province of Livorno or, traditionally, province of Leghorn is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. It includes several islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, including Elba and Capraia. Its capital is the city of Livorno. The province was formed in 1925 with land from the provinces of Pisa and Genoa. It has an area of 1,211 square kilometres (468 sq mi) and a total population of 343,003 (2012). There are 19 comuni in the province. The coastline of the area is known as "Costa degli Etruschi".

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Related Research Articles

Palazzo Brera Palace in Milan

Palazzo Brera or Palazzo di Brera is a monumental palace in Milan, in Lombardy in northern Italy. It was a Jesuit college for two hundred years. It now houses several cultural institutions including the Accademia di Brera, the art academy of the city, and its gallery, the Pinacoteca di Brera; the Orto Botanico di Brera, a botanical garden; an observatory, the Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera; the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, a learned society; and an important library, the Biblioteca di Brera.

Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna is a public tertiary academy of fine art in Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. It has a campus in Cesena.

Mattia Bortoloni Italian painter

Mattia Bortoloni was an important painter of the early Italian Rococo period. He began his career as a student of Antonio Balestra of Verona and was active throughout northern Italy.

Brera Academy public academy of fine arts in Milan

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, also known as the Accademia di Brera or Brera Academy, is a state-run tertiary public academy of fine arts in Milan, Italy. It shares its history, and its main building, with the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's main public museum for art. In 2010 an agreement was signed to move the accademia to a former military barracks, the Caserma Magenta in via Mascheroni, but the move had not happened by early 2017.

Thayaht Italian artist and designer

Thayaht was the pseudonym of artist and designer Ernesto Michahelles (1893–1959) best known for his revolutionary design of the TuTa and his involvement with the Italian Futurist movement.

The Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art, chaired and founded by art collector Giuliana Setari Carusi, in collaboration with its Board of Trustees and its Scientific Committee, is a non-profit organization established in New York in 2001, with an office in Paris. Its mission is the promotion of contemporary visual arts, with a focus on supporting young emerging artists on the international scene.

Armando Pizzinato was an Italian painter.

Cherubino Cornienti was an Italian painter, active in a Romantic style mainly in Northern Italy.

Valentina Moncada di Paternò is an Italian art historian, gallery owner, and curator who specializes in contemporary art. In 1990 she opened an art gallery in Rome in Via Margutta 54, establishing herself as a talent scout due to a program of young international artists who soon became known worldwide.

Piergiorgio Colautti Italian artist

Piergiorgio Colautti is modern Italian painter and sculptor, who lives and works in Rome. He is known for his own distinctive style, sometimes labelled "Hyperfuturism", in which figurative elements are enmeshed and submerged by symbols reflecting a cold and modern technological world.

Galleria Comunale dArte Moderna, Rome museum of modern and contemporary art in Rome

The Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna is the museum of modern and contemporary art of the city of Rome, Italy. It is housed in a former Barefoot Carmelite monastery dating from the 17th century and adjacent to the church of San Giuseppe a Capo le Case, at 24 Via Francesco Crispi.

Benvenuto Benvenuti was an Italian painter, mainly of landscapes.

Antonio Pio was an Italian painter, depicting history, literary themes, and genre pieces.

Paolo Bolpagni Italian art historian

Paolo Bolpagni is an Italian art historian, critic and curator.

Master of Città di Castello anonymous Sienese painter

Master of Città di Castello, in Italian, Maestro di Città di Castello, was an anonymous painter of Medieval art. Mason Perkins is responsible for his identification and naming in 1908, based on the styling from the Master preserved at the Pinacoteca comunale, Città di Castello, in Umbria.

The 2015–16 Serie B was the 84th season since its establishment in 1929. A total of 22 teams contested the league: 16 returning from the 2014–15 season, 4 promoted from Lega Pro, and 2 relegated from Serie A. Vacancies created by the bankruptcy of Serie A-relegated Parma and the demotion of Catania to Lega Pro due to match fixing allowed Brescia to remain in the league despite being relegated. Furthermore, Teramo was due to participate to Serie B but due to the allegations for match-fixing, the Courts decided to relegate Teramo in the last place of Lega Pro of the previous season. After the demotion of Catania, Virtus Entella was readmitted into Serie B as the best team of the relegated teams from the previous season. Furthermore, Ascoli was promoted into the championship after finishing second in Lega Pro Group B, second after Teramo before being stripped of the title for the match-fixing scandal.

Mauro Marrucci

Mauro Marrucci was an Italian artist born in Volterra, Italy on December 18, 1937 by artisans parents and he died November 15, 2014 in Grosseto. Since 1950 he is acting as the Alabaster craftsman and wood and began his artistic research, released by academic schemes, as a graphic designer and painter and makes experiences in the field of sculpture. In 1861 he won first teaching assignment in Tuscany where he continues to practice as a graphic designer, painter and designer. Since 1973, public writings of artistic teaching and non-fiction. In December 1974 on Public Education of drawing the essay "The educational dialogue through the work of art." He also collaborates with the magazine School and cities. In 1982 he moved to Milan to teach Design and Art History at the XIII High School. In 1986 he held the chair of architecture at the Art School "Pietro Aldi" in Grosseto until retirement. From 1957 to 2011 he took part in demonstrations in graphics and painting in Italy and abroad, receiving reports from the most qualified critics and several awards.

Corrado Michelozzi was an Italian painter, active in Livorno in a Divisionist style, mainly depicting still lifes with floral and fruit arrangements.

Manlio Martinelli was an Italian painter, active in Livorno.

Alik Cavaliere Italian sculptor

Alik Cavaliere was an Italian sculptor. He spent his life researching the meaning of life, freedom, nature, and history. Atheist and libertarian since generations, he didn't believe in any preconceived, final structure of the society, the environment, or the whole universe. Neither he followed any art movements of his times, although he knew all of them and was temporarily influenced by some. He strove along his own way, narrating his perceptions with witty irony, through sculptures made up of a wide range of materials, disposed in a chaotic labyrinth which visitors are forced to traverse without being able to find a definitive point of view.


  1. 1 2 Carlo Servolini: 1876-1948 dipinti, acquarelli, incisioni (catalogue listing, in Italian). Milan: Silvana Editoriale. Archived March 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Servolini, Carlo. Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed March 2016. (subscription required)
  3. Francesco Tetro (editor) (2000). Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Latina: catalogo generale, Volume 2 (in Italian). [Latina]: Il Gabbiano.
  4. Cristiana Grasso (6 April 2012). Viaggio tra i tesori della pinacoteca Carlo Servolini (in Italian). Il Tirreno . Accessed March 2016.
  5. Pinacoteca Comunale C. Servolini (in Italian). Comune di Collesalvetti. Accessed March 2016.

Further reading