Trento Longaretti facts for kids
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|Died||7 June 2017
|Alma mater||Brera Academy|
|Known for||Painting, mosaic, fresco, stained glass|
|Spouse(s)||Elsa Ferrari (married 1945)|
Trento Longaretti (29 March 1917 – 7 June 2017) was an Italian painter. He studied at the Brera Academy in the 1930s, where he was taught by renowned artists including painters Aldo Carpi and Pompeo Borra, and sculptors Francesco Messina and Marino Marini.
Longaretti stated that painting is an "elixir for long life", and continued to paint and exhibit as a centenarian.
His oil paintings have been described as dense and oily like those of Paul Cézanne, and his style having similarities to the fantasy settings of Marc Chagall and "pictorial culture" of Egon Schiele. His still life paintings have been described as "delicate and almost religious".
He became involved in the Italian figurative art movement of the 1950s.
He turned 100 in March 2017 and died on 7 June 2017.
- Trento Longaretti, a book about the artist published by Galleria Lorenzelli (Bergamo)
Images for kids
A mosaic of Saint Veronica wiping the face of Jesus, the sixth Station of the Cross, a work by Longaretti installed on the grounds of the Church of San Salvatore in Monasterolo del Castello
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