Portrait of Giovanni Migliara (1829)
Painted by Giuseppe Molteni
May 1837, 10|
May 1837, 10|
Born to artisan parents of limited means, Giovanni Migliara began his career as a decorator[disambiguation needed] of veduta in the Teatro Carcano (1804) and La Scala (1805 - 1809). Due to illness, he stopped working for a time, and his works were limited. Then, from 1810, he began painting again in watercolours and oils on different surfaces, (canvas, silk, and ivory).
While the Milanese painting scene was dominated by neoclassic painters Andrea Appiani and Luigi Sabatelli, Giovannni Migliara stayed with the historical themes and medieval subtlety of romanticism. With his improved technique, his choice of subjects, and the quality of his work, he became a favorite of the Milanese aristocracy. In 1822, he was named Professor of the Brera Academy in Milan, and in 1833, he was named painter of the Court of King Charles Albert of Sardinia.
As well as his historical canvases, he produced a number of church interiors in a topographical style.
- View of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo with the facade of the School of San Marco,
- Vue du pont du Rialto à Venise, Phillips, The International Fine Art Auctioneers, London.
- Intérieur de la Basilique de San Lorenzo, Milan Museum.
- Via Fatabene Fratelli (1830), Milan.
- Portique de l'église San Lorenzo (v.1814), Milan.
- Le Vestibule d'un Couvent (1833), Alexandria Art Gallery.
- Entrée au château de Plessis de la Tour (1833), Civic Modern Art Gallery, Turin.
- Confalonieri e Pellico alla applicazione del metodo Lancaster-Bell di mutuo insegnament, Museum of the Risorgimento (Turin)
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- *Caimi, Antonio (1862). Delle arti del designo e degli artisti nelle provincie di Lombardia dal 1777-1862. Milan, Italy: Presso Luigi di Giacomo Pirola. p. 97.
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