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Antonio Mario Aspettati [1880-1949]


[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]

ASPETTATI, Antonio Mario [1880–1949]

“Woman in a Park at Evening”

circa 1905–1910

oil on wood panel / 7 inches by 10 inches

Information on Aspettati (in English) is scarce, but a handful of auction records include nothing quite like this small Impressionist, borderline Symbolist work in a palate of melancholic secondary colors against a manic blue sky. A lone woman muses in a scruffy park. Two stone pines—also known as umbrella or parasol pines, a tree characteristic of the Mediterranean—divide the composition into what is nearly a Golden Section proportion. All is ennui.

Karl Wassermann received this work in trade—source unknown—for one of his own paintings. “Woman in a Park” was bequeathed to the Community Collection on Wasserman’s death in 1972.

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  1. […] work compares with another piece in the collection, an Impressionist work by Antonio Aspettati, both in style and subject matter: an indistinctly rendered woman sits alone, as though waiting […]

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