Pietro Scoppetta

Pietro Scoppetta

I never tire of admiring the paintings of this Italian painter, in love with Paris … ..

Pietro Scoppetta …

… He is therefore one of my favorite painters of ‘800 Italian, and I particularly like the paintings of his Parisian period in which knew how to concentrate in a harmonious and original Neapolitan vivacity and the influence of the Impressionists.
Born in Amalfi in 1863, he was a pupil of Giacomo Di Chirico, lived for years in Naples, where he accompanied his work with the evolution of the city and the Savoian restoration plan.
In this age Pietro Scoppetta established himself not only with the representation of his native Costa Amalfi … ..

… but with the images of the Neapolitan “Belle Epoque” …

…. and his cultural meeting places such as the Margherita and the Caffè Gambrinus.

Eager for new experiences and despite the critical and commercial success, which led him to have as admirers of his works the King Umberto I and the Prince of Sirignano, the artist decided to leave Italy at a time abroad, and he spent a long time in London and in Paris.

Lived for many years in the French capital, where he was inserted in the small community of Neapolitan painters attracted by the bourgeois charm of the Belle Epoque, among which Balestrieri, De Lisio, Ulisse Caputo e Vincenzo La Bella, and inserting in the vein of Italian artists filo- impressionists, which was a great forerunner Giuseppe De Nittis.
In Paris period there has been a gradual but definite change of the subjects of his paintings

… with a lively representation of bourgeois life

… in which Pietro Scoppetta identified the elements of optimism and future-tension suitable to his nature.

He returned to Italy in 1910, he lived a few years in Rome and, after his death, the Venice Biennale in 1920 dedicated a personal room where thirty of his paintings were exhibited.

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