The colors of an invisible artist shine through. Vittoria Morelli's Interior with Figures from the Pitti's Gallery of Modern Art (now part of the Uffizi Galleries) was restored in September 2018. Morelli died at an early age and historical references to her life and works are scant. Active in Florence in the 1910s and 1920s, she was a beloved friend to Fillide Levasti. Creator of fashion plates for Maria Monaci Gallenga, she was also an illustrator for children’s books and for the Giornalino della Domenica. She gained acclaim for her large-scale figurative painting and garnered success at significant international exhibitions of her day. Morelli's Internal scene with figures exemplifies her solid painterly technique characterized by well-executed 'grandiose gestures' that give narrative strength to her scenes of everyday life.
The core of the question
Restorers understand the soul of the artist.
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A professional artist…small-scale
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