A very early landscape painting by Luigi Lucioni of a Vermont country road in summer, possibly painted in the vicinity of Barre, VT.
The paintings of his early career reflect the influence of Impressionism, following in the footsteps of artists like Cezanne and Childe Hassam. Such an influence is evident in this painting, with its loose, broad brush strokes and rather thickly applied rich chromatic palette. This 'Cezanne-inspired' style contrasts with the precise realism for which Lucioni later became so widely renowned. The early date of 1927 must make this one of the artist's first depictions of the romantic Vermont countryside. On the reverse of the painting is a later presentation by the artist, dated 1980, which indicates that Lucioni must have had high regard for this work as he kept it for over 50 years.
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