Thursday 18 July 2024

Luigi Bompard - part 2

c1920 Self-Portrait with a dedication
pencil on paper

Born in Bologna in 1879, from a French father, Luigi Bompard was not an artist who could be called revolutionary, he always worked in the wake of the Italian tradition influenced by the Jugendstil and, for the early days, the debt to Dudovich is very high, so much so that the two worked together. In any case, I was very struck by a series of lithographs that Bompard dedicated to photography, personalising the various phases from development to printing through women's faces. Perhaps this is the most original work he did.

He frequented Paris a lot, where he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1909. He met the Italians Cappiello and Boldini by whom he was clearly influenced in the revival of themes of the beau monde for painting. When the war broke out he was still in the French capital where he followed the Caillaux trial for L ' Illustration italiana and l' Illustration française . He later moved to Milan and finally to Rome where he continues to work for newspapers and specialized magazines such as "Il Travaso delle idee", "Noi e il Mondo", "Il Giornale della Domenica", "La Tribuna", "La Voce d'Italia”, “Il Corriere dei piccoli”, “Marc'Aurelio”, “Guerin Meschino” and novels for which he also creates the covers. 

From this last period are a series of portraits of famous people such as  Mascagni at the piano , Puccini at his desk and also a small portrait of d'Annunzio which has only recently re-emerged in the collections of the Caproni Museum and which was exhibited for the first time at the exhibition “Gabriele d'Annunzio aviator” at the Gianni Caproni Air Force Museum in Trento. Once in Rome he undertook to paint large oil portraits such as the one of Luciano Zuccoli, Emma Gramatica and Lyda Borelli of which, however, I have not found images online. Among his latest works are the pastels of the Femininity series and above all the Dancers series. He died in Rome on February 24th. 1953.


This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the works of Luigi Bompard: 


c1930 Man lighting a cigarette
pencil on paper

Note: Dates were not found for the remainder of theses posts:

Al Vino del Chianti (To Chianti Wine) postcard
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


Caccie d'Illusione (Illusion Hunts) postcard series 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA:

Envelope for the series
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm


Chasse à la Dot
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse à la Gloire
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse à Tersipchore
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse au Feu de Beauté
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse au Feu de Beauté
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse au Mari
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse au Mari
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse aux Charmes!
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Chasse aux Charmes!
colour lithograph on card 8.9 x 14 cm

Caino e Ada,
Act II of Caino, lyric tragedy by Carlo Zangarini

Elégante femme (Elegant woman)
blank menu card

Elégante femme (Elegant woman)
blank menu card

Elégante femme (Elegant woman)
blank menu card

Elégante femme (Elegant woman)
blank menu card

Fanciulla con mimosa (Girl with mimosa)
mixed media on canvas 48 x 36 cm

Female figure with large hat
aquatint on paper 48.5 x 31.5 cm

Fighting children and crying mother
watercolour and ink on paper 25.9 x 22 cm

Filli Nanni Mortadella di Bologna
colour lithograph poster

Il Travaso Delle Idee
(Vestments and investments for the Transfer of Ideas)

Il Travaso Delle Idee
(Vestments and investments for the Transfer of Ideas)
original artwork

Io?...ho preso il Proton (Me?... I took Proton)
colour lithograph

L'attente (The attentive)
postcard

Man and a woman wearing a plumed hat
postcard

Maria Luisa Astaldi
pastel on cardboard
Udine Astaldi Collection

Contro la tosse: Pastiglie Paneraj
(Against cough: Paneraj tablets)

Portrait of a Lady
lithograph 28.3 x 20.6 cm

Portrait of a Woman
oil on board 40 x 24.5 cm

Portrait of a Woman
tempera and charcoal on paper
Udine Astaldi Collection

Portrait of an elegant seated woman
drypoint and soft varnish 41.5 x 30.5 cm

Postcard "Strike"

Portrait of a Woman 
Postcard

Portrait of a Woman 
Postcard

Portrait of a Woman 
Postcard

Monday 15 July 2024

Luigi Bompard - part 1

Born in Bologna in 1879, from a French father, Luigi Bompard was not an artist who could be called revolutionary, he always worked in the wake of the Italian tradition influenced by the Jugendstil and, for the early days, the debt to Dudovich is very high, so much so that the two worked together. In any case, I was very struck by a series of lithographs that Bompard dedicated to photography, personalising the various phases from development to printing through women's faces. Perhaps this is the most original work he did.

He frequented Paris a lot, where he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1909. He met the Italians Cappiello and Boldini by whom he was clearly influenced in the revival of themes of the beau monde for painting. When the war broke out he was still in the French capital where he followed the Caillaux trial for L ' Illustration italiana and l' Illustration française . He later moved to Milan and finally to Rome where he continues to work for newspapers and specialized magazines such as "Il Travaso delle idee", "Noi e il Mondo", "Il Giornale della Domenica", "La Tribuna", "La Voce d'Italia”, “Il Corriere dei piccoli”, “Marc'Aurelio”, “Guerin Meschino” and novels for which he also creates the covers. 

From this last period are a series of portraits of famous people such as  Mascagni at the piano , Puccini at his desk and also a small portrait of d'Annunzio which has only recently re-emerged in the collections of the Caproni Museum and which was exhibited for the first time at the exhibition “Gabriele d'Annunzio aviator” at the Gianni Caproni Air Force Museum in Trento. Once in Rome he undertook to paint large oil portraits such as the one of Luciano Zuccoli, Emma Gramatica and Lyda Borelli of which, however, I have not found images online. Among his latest works are the pastels of the Femininity series and above all the Dancers series. He died in Rome on February 24th. 1953.


This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the works of Luigi Bompard:

c1900 Post card series La Fotografia (Photography) colour lithographs on card 14 x 8.9 cm:

Front Cover

L'Obbiettivo (The Objective)

Lo Sviluppo (Development) 

La Camera Oscura (The Dark Room)

La Positiva (The Print)

La Negativa (The Negative)

La Stampa (The Press)

..........................................................................................


c1900 Pillole de St. Antonio
poster

early1900s Friends for Life
watercolour and ink on paper

1904 Amore

1906 La Rugiada (The Dew)

1910 Sketch of a girl
pencil on paper 25.2 x 17 cm

c1915 Sketch of a woman in evening dress
medium? on paper

c1920 Elite Discourse
watercolour and ink on paper 27.9 x 22 cm

1920s Consequences
watercolour and ink on paper

c1920 The Street
watercolour and ink on paper 25.4 x 20 cm

1920s Consequences
watercolour and ink on paper

c1920 Sketch of a Girl
medium? on paper

c1920 Seducing a Lady
watercolour and ink on paper 23.1 x 17.7 cm

c1920 Lady and News
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 25.4 x 20 cm

c1920 Intimate talk
watercolour and ink on paper 26.9 x 22 cm

c1920  Girls with a flower
watercolour and ink on paper 23.1 x 22 cm
 

1920s Elegant Ladies
watercolour and ink on paper

1920s Elite Discourse
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper  28 x 22 cm

1920s Family Relations
watercolour and ink on paper

1920s Fashion Expenses
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 26 x 19 cm

1920s Gallant Proposals
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 32 x 25 cm

1920s Gossip
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 28 x 25 cm

1920s Offering
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 32 x 25 cm

1920s Reading a letter
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper  30.5 x 21 cm

1920s The Elite
watercolour and ink on paper 32 x 23 cm

1920s The fired Worker
watercolour and ink on paper

1920s The Stalker
watercolour and ink on paper

1920s There is no more Religion
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper  28 x 23 cm

1920s Untitled
watercolour and ink on ivory-coloured paper 24 x 17 cm