Woman at the Café

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Woman at the Café
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ArtistAntonio Donghi
Year1931
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions80 cm × 60 cm (31 in × 24 in)
LocationCa' Pesaro, Venice

Woman at the Café (Italian: Donna al caffè) is a 1931 painting by the Italian artist Antonio Donghi. It depicts a lone woman at a café table.

It is painted with oil on canvas and has the dimensions 80 × 60 centimeters. It belongs to the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. It is on view at the Ca' Pesaro's Modern Art Museum in Venice.[1]

Reception[edit]

Cipriano Efisio Oppo called the painting "clean as a copper pot in a kitchen".[2] Alberto Francini of L'Italia Letteraria wrote about the scene: "And do not let the lone, bare table in a seaside Trattoria in Ostia deceive you. There is no tragedy. There will soon be a steaming bowl of fragrant fish soup [on it]. The Woman at the Café will have her ice cream, and the Young Girl will find a husband."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donna al caffè" (in Italian). Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  2. ^ a b Milan, Mariella (2012). "Antonio Donghi". In Rusconi, Paolo; Zanchetti, Giorgio (eds.). The Thirties: The Arts in Italy Beyond Fascism. p. 128. ISBN 9788809781443.