These 8 canvases, painted between 1894 and 1911 in the lakeside village of Miazzina, near Verbania, offer an example of the refined conception behind Grubicy's painting and his working method. The artist would typically paint first with a mixed painting style, dividing the image into planes and sections of light and shadow; only later, in some cases after years had passed, would he return to the first draft and apply a dense network of small, brightly colored brush strokes, based on the guidelines of the Divisionist theorists, which he used to further refine the original feeling of the natural experience. The most successful results of this process, a genuine pantheistic harmony with the landscape, were then brought together by the artist in triptychs or polyptychs, which were considered to be movements in a larger symphony or verses in an epic poem.


  • Title: Winter Poem
  • Creator: Vittore Grubicy de Dragon
  • Creator Lifespan: 1851/1920
  • Date: 1894/1911
  • Physical Location: Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Milano
  • gift: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w98,5 x h59 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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