Annigoni, Study for a Portrait of Rossella, undated
With much gratitude to Underpaintings ...
Pietro Annigoni was a passionate man and a very serious artist. But he would have had to be in order to be successful swimming against the tide of the art world. He lived life to the fullest and experienced great anguish at times. He worried about the state of humanity. I have heard stories of a dramatic and sometimes dangerous temper, but as one of my Italian artist friends put it when I asked if this were true, "Si, Annigoni aveva un caratteraccio, ma fondamentale molto buono." (Yes, he had a temper, but was fundamentally of a very good character.)
Annigoni is not only the greatest artist of the century, but also able to compete on the level of the greatest artists of all time.
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