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FALSI D'AUTORE: ICILIO FEDERICO JONI E LA CULTURA DEL FALSO TRA OTTO E NOVECENTO (Art Forgeries: Icilio Federico Joni and the Tradition of Forgery in the 19th and 20th Century). Ed. by Gianni Mazzoni. Complesso museale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, 2004. Organized by Istituzione Santa Maria della Scala in association with Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Comune di Siena, Siena. Published by Protagon Editori, Siena. 248 pp. with 322 ills. 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 8880241281 In Italian.
Documents an exhibition of some 75 paintings and a small selection of sculptures by Joni (1866-1946), the "prince" of Sienese forgers, and other Tuscany-based artists active during the late 19th and early 20th century who, patronized by wealthy European and American collectors, spurred a revival of the techniques and pictorial traditions of the early Italian Renaissance through the creation of meticulously crafted canvases in the style of 14th- and 15th-century masters.
Artist(s):Joni, Icilio Federico
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 77,02,04
Worldwide Number: 029804
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