Carlo Domenici, a very popular painter in Tuscany, enjoyed considerable success during his long career. In 1911 he enrolled at the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze”, where he followed courses in drawing, etching and lithography. In 1915, when he was just seventeen, he exhibited at the “Società Amatori e Cultori” of Roma.
In 1924 he exhibited forty works at the eighth exhibition of the “Gruppo Labronico” (a society of artists from Leghorn) at the Pesaro Gallery, Milan. This group was established in Leghorn in 1920 to publicize the art of Leghorn artists by organizing national and international exhibitions, and included Filippelli, Michelozzi, Natali, Romiti and Baracchini Caputi. In 1926 he exhibited at the Venice Biennial.
The most common subjects of Domenici’s paintings are scenes from everyday life of Leghorn, landscapes of the Maremma and Elba, where he settled towards the end of his life. Besides working in oils he also made use of lithography and etching. In 1950 he took part in the exhibition “Cinquant’anni di Pittura toscana” (Fifty years of Tuscan painting) at “Palazzo Strozzi”, Florence, and in 1958 he had a personal exhibition at the Cocchini Gallery, Leghorn. Between 1979 and 1981 he was president of the “Gruppo Labronico”.
He died on the island of Elba in 1981.
Written by: Gioela Massagli – Translated by: Catherine Biggerstaff
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