Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sketch Drawings by Chevalier Fortunino Matania

My recent acquisition, a pencil sketch drawings of the christening scene(?) by the Italian artist Chevalier Fortunino Matania (1881 – 1963)

This sketch is from the time when artists were trying to save paper, not ideas. That is why he used both sides of the paper.  

Chevalier Fortunino Matania was known for his realistic portrayal of World War I trench warfare and for a wide range of historical subjects. He also worked on the movie "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille. For this movie, he produced a number of paintings of Rome and Egypt to be sure that authentic designs were created. You can see more of Chevalier Fortunino Matania's work here.


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