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.
Oil on canvas
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)
Signed upper right: "L. Lucioni 28"
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Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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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)
overall, 2007.28_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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