Antonino Rocchetti Torres

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Antonino or Antonio Rocchetti Torres (Palermo, Sicily, 1851 – 1934[1]) was an Italian painter, depicting landscape and genre scenes.

Biography[edit]

He studied initially at a military institute and the at a scuole pubbliche tecniche e normali. His family had hoped he would pursue teaching. In 1875 Andrea Costa encouraged Rocchetti to continue to paint. Constrained to alternating between the roles of instructor and artist, Rocchetti's output was limited. His painting subjects were influenced by Filippo Palizzi. He sent works to the National Exhibition of Rome in 1883 and that of Venice in 1887. Among his works: La tentazione; Le prime zucche; Il chiamo dei piccioni; Sui monti; La noia; Un angolo del mio studio; Al fonte e Nell'orto; Un cortile; La pronipote; Agosto; In riva al mare; and Conforto. [2] One of his landscapes was part of an exhibit at the Palermo Gallery of Modern Art in 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Website on Ottocento Siciliano cites circa 1910 as his date of demise.
  2. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti, by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 420-421.
  3. ^ Il Moderatore, article on opening of the exhibition “Il Museo tra storia e costume” at Palermo GAM (Civica Galleria Empedocle Restivo) .