Luigi Cagliani was an Italian Impressionist who worked in Italy and France in the first half of the 20th century. Italian sources note that he was active in Lombardy, which helps explain his penchant for lakeside scenes. He also loved to paint scenes set in Venice. With a "delicate and moving" in a romantic, almost 19th Century sense, Luigi Cagliani presents a whimsical oil painting depicting a market-place scene in Paris, France.
As an Italian Impressionist artist, most of Cagliani's works were produced in the first half of the 20th Century. He was known for his charming compositions and settled in Lombardy, which helps explain his passion for intimate Parisian style paintings. He also favored painting scenes set of Venice. This piece is a wonderful display of figures going about their day in a wonderful courtyard with markets. The colors and lighting of this piece is truly a joy to discover, as we can feel the moment in time set beautifully. The details are soft and elegant as the shadows pick up specks of light throughout the pathway. A woman is walking toward the flower market as figures come and go, but we are drawn to this woman and the wonderful sway in her dress as she seems to be floating as she walks. This painting comes displayed in a carved gold tone wood frame with hanging wire on verso and is signed lower right.