Uomo virile – Domenico Brusasorci
Portrait of a bearded man called “Uomo virile” (Virile Man). Oil on canvas (cm 51×40) by Domenico Brusasorci from Verona (1492-1567)
Portrait of a farmer, full length, (cm190x100) by Domenico Purificato, a painter (Fondi, November 1st, 1915 – Rome, November 6th, 1984). He was considered a versatile artist: early in his artistic carrier he joined the so-called Roman movement and from 1940 to 1943 he was editor of the magazine Cinema. After the second World War he played a chief role in the Neorealism movement in Rome by depicting ordinary people and daily life country scenes on canvas. The painting exhibited at the Grand Hotel and dated 1972 is actually depicting a farmer with a bundle of corn. Nature is constantly enhanced and featured by an elegiac tone. His painted world is sound and peaceful: farmers, children, landscapes, a real world, smoothly and easily depicted through clear and simple images that everybody can understand; even if his painting is neither anecdotal nor illustrative, it stems from eminent masters: even Caravaggio has been referred to.