Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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.