20th Century Italian Roses Still Life by Michele Cascella, 1943
20th century Italian flowers still life signed Michele Cascella 1943, by the Italian painter (Ortona 1892- Milano 1989). This antique oil on canvas painting depicts a bouquet of pink and red roses within a clear glass vase placed on a wooden table. Signed and dated lower left Michele Cascella, 1943.
He is well known as a post-impressionist Italian painter famous for his landscapes and still flower paintings, he exhibited regularly at the Venice Biennale from 1924 until 1942, and his works are owned by major museums in Italy and Europe, including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.
In this work, canvas had been applied to a board surface since the wooden stretcher had worms, as explained by the Italian inscription on the back side: “telaio tarlato, incollato da me su questo supporto con colla di farina. Prof. Marino Carlonetti c.so Matteotti 74, Milano. ” The work comes from a private villa of Milan and is in good condition, within an ivory color wooden passe-partout and a giltwood modern frame measuring 67 x 60 cm. This painting is made of shiny colors, it might seem a casual composition but it is wisely balanced.
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