Ascoli and Lovers Walking

I’m intrigued by the fact that in the same year, i.e. 1901, that Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo painted his most famous work “The Fourth Estate”, that is some kind of icon for working class causes across the Twentieth century, the artist also painted a work with a totally different topic: “Lovers Walking”.

Foto Blog (pellizza 1) (Copia)

“Lovers Walking” shows two people, a woman and a man, pleasantly chatting, maybe a prelude for something more, walking in a stunning countryside in the late spring, sheep on the background and a particularly shining sun that enlightens everything.
The painting is a round canvas, as if the two characters were pictured by telephoto lens. Very curious, indeed. The work is very quiet compared to “The Fourth Estate”. You can see this beautiful painting at the Pinacoteca in Ascoli Piceno (in the Region Le Marche, Italy). It’s really worth it, paying a visit in Ascoli to see this work painted by one of the most known Italian artists of the early Twentieth century, just like “Lovers walking” through the marvelous Main Square – and please don’t forget the historical Caffè Meletti!
Lorenza Cappanera
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