Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The birds & spring are returning! Feeding the birds with Antonio Paoletti 1834-1912



Antonio Paoletti (Italian artist, 1834-1912)  Feeding the Pigeons at Piazza St Marco Venice


Antonio Paoletti was a 19th century Italian portrait & genre painter, who lived most of his life in Venice. He was entranced by scenes of  young & old going about their daily lives, often feeding the birds in front of the incredible architecture of Venice. He exhibited in Milam, Turin & Rome, winning the Venice prize in 1894.  He would have understood my excitement at seeing flocks of birds returning to our countryside.


Antonio Paoletti (Italian artist, 1834-1912) Feeding the Pigeons


Antonio Paoletti (Italian artist, 1834-1912) Rescuing the Birdnest


Antonio Paoletti (Italian artist, 1834-1912) An Afternoon Rest in the Piazza San Marco


Antonio Paoletti (Italian artist, 1834-1912) The Bird Seller

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