Leopoldo Toniolo

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Leopoldo Toniolo (18331908) was an Italian painter, mainly of genre themes.

Italy republic in Southern Europe

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.

Genre painting paintings of scenes or events from everyday life

Genre painting, also called petit genre, depicts aspects of everyday life by portraying ordinary people engaged in common activities. One common definition of a genre scene is that it shows figures to whom no identity can be attached either individually or collectively—thus distinguishing petit genre from history paintings and portraits. A work would often be considered as a genre work even if it could be shown that the artist had used a known person—a member of his family, say—as a model. In this case it would depend on whether the work was likely to have been intended by the artist to be perceived as a portrait—sometimes a subjective question. The depictions can be realistic, imagined, or romanticized by the artist. Because of their familiar and frequently sentimental subject matter, genre paintings have often proven popular with the bourgeoisie, or middle class.

Toniolo was born in Schio, Province of Vicenza, but had moved to Padua by 1861. El me ama, was exhibited in 1880 in Turin, along with a canvas depicting: An Antiquarian. In Milan in 1881, he exhibited: Repose of the Odalisque , In 1887 in Venice, he exhibited In aspettazione della solita partita. He also painted portraits both contemporary, such as a young Malmignati Leoni, and historical, such as Portrait of Petrarch . [1]

Schio Comune in Veneto, Italy

Schio is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza situated north of Vicenza and east of the Lake Garda. It is surrounded by the Little Dolomites and Mount Pasubio.

Province of Vicenza Province of Italy

The Province of Vicenza is a province in the Veneto region in northern Italy. Its capital city is Vicenza.

Padua Comune in Veneto, Italy

Padua is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Padua and the economic and communications hub of the area. Padua's population is 214,000. The city is sometimes included, with Venice and Treviso, in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) which has a population of c. 2,600,000.

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  1. ‘‘Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti.’’, by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 519.