Achille Farina, Wall oval

Faenza, 1876, engobed, painted and glazed ceramic

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Achille Farina, an artist of extraordinary talent, was the leader of the lively Faentine season of “painting on ceramics”. The large oval medallion depicts the artist’s self-portrait, as indicated by the legend on the left “Achille Farina/ ritrattò se stesso./ Faenza/ 1876”, painted in sanguine technique in red-brown. The artist proved to be a true master of portraiture for his exceptional ability to give the faces portrayed on ceramic an intense and profound expressive charge.

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