Born into a peasant family of very humble conditions, Baldassarre Longoni attended the Mendrisio gymnasium. Demonstrating excellent artistic skills quickly, he moved to Milan to attend the School of Drawing at the Brera Academy.
Baldassarre Longoni, master of Divisionism, was a brilliant artist active between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, very fond of portraiture, landscaping and naturalism.
In this work entitled Lucertoline, 1919 you can see the delicacy of his brushstroke, the natural diffusion of light and the harmony of colors, the freshness of nature portrayed motionless and enduring as well as the naturalness of the pose of the female child.
Lucertoline by Baldassare Longoni was exhibited in 1920 at the Twelfth International Art Exhibition of the City of Venice (Biennale di Venezia)
(Dizzasco d'Intelvi (CO), 1876 - Carmelata (CO), 1956)
Olio su tela, 119,5 x 119,5 cm
Firmato e datato in basso a destra: 1919 / Baldassarre Longoni
Al retro, cartiglio della Biennale del 1920 e della Mostra Individuale del 1925.