Cesare Mainella (Venice June 9 1885, January 21 1975). His father is an architect Raffaele, brilliant designer and decorator of the most lavish homes of the time, is a master watercolour, painter and graphic, and known in France for the gardens designed in Normandy and Cap Martin, the mother Frances (Fanny) , Daughter of painter Giulio Carlini, known for decorations from the ceiling of the Teatro Goldoni, Florian Coffee and manufacture of cartons of Tiziano for mosaics of Palazzo Barbarigo Salviati on the Grand Canal, she was one of the first women to a degree all'Accdemia of Fine Arts Venice.
In 1901 Mainella enrolled at the Academy of Belle Arti in Venice, after having prepared with the painter Cesare Laurenti for the examination for admission.
In 1911 he travels to Paris where he comes into contact with the current of impressionism and of vanguards and where he attended the section of painting and engraving at the Grand Chaumier, improving the graphic techniques (etching and lithography). In summer, along with other young students, travels in Britain, which represents several drawings in pastel tones hot airy and shade, which show the happy period of stay French. It
board for Chile and then continue to Peru. In 1936 partly for Ethiopia and was subsequently imprisoned by the British, as civilian, who deported him in Southern Rhodesia; here made many portraits. In 1947 at 62 years back to Venice. In an interview appeared on "Il Gazzettino" November 16, 1966, the journalist R. Joos, says: "I now remain memories, after so many years finally I paint everything I want in my study lukewarm, drawing, reading, dream" .
In Genoa realizes some decorative panels and some oil paintings. He returned to Venice for the death of firstborn Giulio, Air Force pilot. In 1962 Mainella retires to Treporti, where it can fully devote himself to painting, especially still life in oils on canvas. Here Mainella painted outdoors together with a student interpreting, with bright colors and joyful, landscape and the views of the country.
In 1968 Cesare Mainella exhibited in the halls of the Galleria Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, together with the painter Dino Martens. A review of this exhibition lies in "Il Gazzettino" of March 2, 1968, edited by M. Alzetta. In this exhibition, Mainella presents a series of pastels and watercolors made between 1910 and 1946. The presentation of these works was made by my painter Eugene from Venice. The exhibition collected a considerable success with the public and critics.
Other articles in this regard were appeared on "Venice night" and "La Voce di San Marco." On another article appeared on "Il Gazzettino" February 2, 1968, the art critic Paul Rizzi, wrote: "... its pastel is similar to the eighteenth century, that is with all the subtle nuances Rosalba Carriera [. ..], But the sensitivity is that of an impressionist attentive to the nuances of color, air, to the atmosphere. In this aspect the series executed in Rhodesia between 1940 and 1945 [...] has a freshness that still enchants today. " In another article in Venice night of February 27, 1968, entitled "83enne, a friend of Modigliani," the critic Bruno Tosi writes: "[...] a maternity suffused by the warm light of an afternoon, a girl to tombolo vibrant brightness in a Veermeriana way, finally landscapes of land where the artist lived [...]".< br> Cesare Mainella died on January 21, 1975 in Venice, his hometown.

Cesare Mainella Abbazia di san Gregorio1922 Olio su tela CM 35X30

Cesare Mainella canale di Saccagnana a Treporti 1960 Acquarello su carta

Cesare Mainella Canalgrande a Venezia olio su tavoletta cm30X20

Cesare Mainella Le dalie 1966 Olio su tela CM 53X64

Cesare Mainella Mia moglie Wanda 1922 Olio su cartone CM 33X33

Cesare Mainella Vecchi bragozzi 1928 Olio su cartone CM 24X37

Cesare Mainella Veduta dell'Isola si San Giorgio Maggiore olio su tavoletta cm 20X30

Cesare Mainella Natura morta 1958 Olio su tela CM 50X70

Cesare Mainella Paesaggio

Cesare Mainella Donna e bambino Africani
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