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Demetrio Tabacco Pastel

Snowfall in the Vercelli countryside

Pastel on paper Nevicata nella campagna vercellese (Snowfall in the Vercelli countryside), signed lower left D. Tabacco 1947. As snowflakes silently fall a man and his dog walk in the Vercelli countryside, among the bare trees. In the sky a pale sun. Demetrio Tabacco was born in Turin on May 7, 1886. He was a painter and illustrator.

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In his hometown Demetrius Tabacco briefly attended Tommaso Ruffo’s studio. In 1921 he made his debut in Biella. He later exhibited in Turin, Vercelli, and Novara. From 1916 to 1918 he lived in Tripoli where he faithfully portrayed scenes of daily life and dress. He did landscapes but preferred the figure. His works include Cavalieri arabi (Arab Knights), shown at the Third Fine Arts Exhibition of Biella; Castello di Murzuk (Murzuq Castle); Fantasia araba (Arabian Fantasy); Portatrici d'acqua (Water Carriers); Pozzo arabo (Arab Well); Il mercato arabo (Arab Market); Musicisti ambulanti (Travelling Musicians); La carovana (The Caravan); La preghiera nel deserto (Prayer in the Desert); and Interno di moschea (Interior of a Mosque), which displays his skills in perspective.

Technical Details

Materials paperTecnica pastelPeriod 1930-40Creatore Demetrius TabaccoConditions good condition
Height 20 ⁵⁵/₆₄ inWidth 25 ¹⁹/₃₂ in

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