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Paul Cadmus

Luigi Lucioni

American Art

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Beyond Borders and Boundaries, 20th and 21st Centuries
Luigi Lucioni and Paul Cadmus probably met as students, and they doubtless shared acquaintances within New York’s circles of gay artists and writers. Lucioni’s likeness of Cadmus celebrated the shared passion of two young moderns for the ideal forms of Italian Renaissance art, particularly the paintings of Piero della Francesca. Within a modern close-up format, he captured a gaze that is at once tentative and mesmerizing.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1928
DIMENSIONS 16 x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 cm) Frame: 20 3/8 x 16 1/2 x 2 in. (51.8 x 41.9 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed upper right: "L. Lucioni 28"
COLLECTIONS American Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 2007.28
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Orphaned work
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CAPTION Luigi Lucioni (American, born Italy, 1900-1988). Paul Cadmus, 1928. Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2007.28 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.28_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.28_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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