Luigi Pagan – Chioggia Canal Vena
30cm x 40cm (unframed) – oil on panel
View on the Canal Vena, Chioggia.
Painting dating back to the 1940s.
Luigi Pagan (Chioggia 1907 – Ivi 1980) is an interesting landscape painter who has made the city of Chioggia one of his main themes. A characteristic of his painting is to touch impressionist and expressionist values with unique and personal lights and atmospheres. Technical mastery is combined with suggestions that the painted landscape emanates.
He was born into a family of fishermen and with the death of his father during World War I he had to look after his mother and two brothers. He studied at a boarding school for war orphans, continuing his passion for art.
Various study and work experiences bring him to Turin where he comes into contact with the artistic tradition of the place. True artistic training, however, is completed in Venice at the Carmini School of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Become a singer of a heroic epos that Comisso then tells through art and poetry.
Already in the fifties and sixties he collected flattering successes, also exhibiting in the United States and South Africa. His paintings are hosted at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice. In 2008, one hundred years after his birth, his Chioggia dedicated an important retrospective exhibition to him at the civic museum.