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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trento Longaretti


Trento Longaretti b.1916
Oranti (1940)
Tempera on board
50 x 30 cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea, Brescia


Trento Longaretti b.1916
Gesù Crocifisso/ Jesus Crucified 1968
Oil on canvas
75 x 60cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea, Brescia


Trento Longaretti b.1916
Volto di Cristo 1977
Oil on canvas
50 x 40cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea, Brescia


Trento Longaretti b.1916
Maria Madre della Chiesa/ Mary Mother of the Church 1986
(Bozzetto for the stain glass window for the private chapel of Pope John Paul II)
China and Tempera on board 60 x 30cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea, Brescia

Trento Longaretti was born in Treviglio in 1916, and was taught by Aldo Carpi (director of Carrara Academy of art in Bergamo from 1958 to 1978).

From 1931 to 1939 he studied at the Accademia di Brera, during which he first exhibited his works in 1936.

In 1942, he exhibited works at the Venice Biennale, and the next year at Bergamo.

In 1953, he began teaching painting at the Accademia Carrara, and was its director until 1978.

His works have been exhibited worldwide, including at London, New York City, Paris, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Ottawa, Amsterdam, Monaco, and Stockholm. He has had a long and distinguished career

His works cover many themes. His religious works of art are amongst his most important works.