Natale Schiavoni

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Natale Schiavoni
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Natale Schiavoni , also Schiavone (born April 25, 1777 in Chioggia , † April 15, 1858 in Venice ) was an Italian painter and graphic artist.


Natale Schiavoni was born as the son of Felice Schiavoni and his wife Anna Scarpa in Chioggia near Venice. Since the boy stood out for his talent for drawing, the penniless parents made it possible for the son to be sent to Venice in 1793 to take professional art lessons at the drawing school in Palazzo Farsetti with the painter Magiotto. In 1800 Schiavoni went to Trieste , where he worked successfully as a miniature painter. In 1810 he moved to Milan . As a student of Alessandro Longhi, he created numerous copperplate engravings here, but now also devoted himself to oil painting. After being here the Viceroy of Italy, Eugène de Beauharnais, and had portrayed his family, he received commissions from society. In 1816 Emperor Franz I called him to Vienna , where he very successfully portrayed the imperial family and the nobility of the city. In 1821 Schiavoni went to Venice , where he was to stay for the rest of his life. Here he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and lived in the Palazzo Giustiniani. Covered with assignments, he later often worked with his sons Felice and Giovanni. Natale Schiavoni died at the age of 81 and was buried in Venice.


Natale Schiavoni was an extremely successful painter and engraver of his time, who created numerous works to suit the taste of the public. In addition to many portraits, he was particularly known for his erotic girl figures, which he depicted in half-length. Many of them express a certain mood or a quality, such as sadness, joy, curiosity etc. In addition, Schiavoni also created many religious images and historical images from history and mythology.


  • The Sadness (Vienna, Austrian Gallery), 1841, oil on canvas


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