The artist from Verona, one of the most thoroughly documented cases of a painter's approach to the medium of photography.
More than ever before the figure of Angelo Dall’Oca Bianca (1858-1942) offers material for pertinent, timely reflection, seen from a perspective beyond the 20th century, free of ideological overtones that previously hampered serene critical assessment.
The painting of this artist from Verona, conceived within a multiplicity of intriguing visions, appears as a vast panorama of rich, detailed experiences. In particular, he represents one of the best-documented cases of a painter grappling with photography, and this catalogue offers an in-depth look at this aspect of his activity. The Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona, in fact, possesses a collection of 394 photographic plates by the artist. The study of these works in terms of objectives and technique is interesting to clarify the relationship between the artist’s work as a photographer and his painting.
The catalogue contains reproductions of 120 works, including paintings and photographs, subdivided in twenty theme sections accompanied by critical texts. The volume also contains a biography of the artist and an essential bibliography.