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In the painting, Leto’s tanned face stands out plastically and is highlighted by the glimmering light, the dazzling white of the summer clothing against a dark background. Irolli depicts the artist’s appearance with his usual impulsive vitality by exploiting the strength of the colour, which is spread with pressing brushstrokes, highlighting the compositional and emotional aspects of the image.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of the painter Antonino Leto
  • Creator: Vincenzo Irolli
  • Date Created: 1899
  • Physical Dimensions: 63,5 x 39 cm
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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