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Besarel, Valentino

Besarel, Valentino


Proper name: Panciera, Valentino
Cited Artist: Besarel, Catarina; Besarel, Giovanni Battista; Besarel, Francesco; Sex: Panciera, Catarina; Panciera, Giovanni Battista
Sex: m
Artist occupation: sculptor; carver
Geographical data: Italy
State: Italy
Date of birth: 1829.07.29
Place of birth: Astragal di Zoldo
Date of death: 1902.12.10
Place of death: Venice
Place(s) cited: Venice; Rome

Son of the woodcarver and decorator Giovanni Battista Besarel. He attended the Academy des Beaux-Arts the starting from 1840 with Antonio Federici. Afterwards actively worked with his father (the 1849 the entire inner decoration of the Archidiaconal Church in Agordo). Studied from 1849-52 at the Academia des Beaux Arts in Venice, with Michelangelo Grigoletti and Luigi Ferrari (on recommendation of Giuseppe Segusini and Giovanni Demin). Returned after Astragal, 1858 and entered into marriage with Maria Fontanella de'Pellegrini, with whom they had 6 children. In 1870 they returned to Venice and created of a very productive workshop, in which also its brother Francesco cooperated. His daughter Catarina was likewise a sculptor . He took part in many natioanl and international exhibitions (1861 Florenz, 1878 Paris, 1881 Milan, 1884 turin). Works are also seen in marble, however wood with it also high-quality. e.g. play table for queen Margherita of Savoyen, 1883; 12 armchair, given by king Umberto I for the attendance of emperor Wilhelm I. in order, 1888; Desk for the rear. Querini Stampalia in Venice, 1875). His sculpture is immaculate, but without internal tension. He animated and influenced local traditions such as the work of Andrea Brustolon.

WORKS
Marble: BELLUNO, Cimitero: Grabmäler Segusini und Zannini, 1868. CONSELVE/ Padua, Chiesa Arcipetrale: 4 Evangelisten, Christus, hl. Petrus, hl. Paulus, 2 Engel, 1887. ESTE, S. Maria delle Grazie, Sanctuary: Madonna, hl. Elisabeth, hl. Daniel, hl. John. Baptist, 1870. - Work in Wood: AGORDO, Chiesa Archidiaconal: 4 Prophet, 1855-57, Rosenkranzmadonna, 1868. BELLUNO, Dom: 4 Evangelisten, um 1858. CAMPO SOMMARIVA, Chiesa d'Addolorata: Altar der Schmerzensmutter, um 1860. DONT DI ZOLDO, Pfarrk. Denkmal A. Brustolon , 1878. FUSINE DI ZOLDO, Pfarrk. Hl. Antonius, 1880. LA VALLE / Agordo, Pfarrk. High altar, 1885. PIEVE DI CADORE, Pal. Com.: Cassettedeck (with 32 Portrait Busts). PIEVE DI ZOLDO, Chiesa Arcipretale: Alter of Rosewood Madonna; Himmelfahrt Mariä, 1897. VIGO DI CADORE, Pfarrk. Pala del Gesù, 1866. - Weitere Work: BELLUNO, S. Rocco. CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, S. Pietro ai Volti. DOLO, S. Rocco, FUSINE DI ZOLDO. GRADISCA DI SEDEGLIANO. GUSSAGO DI S.MICHELE AL TAGLIAMENTO. MONTENARS. OSPITALE DI CADORE. PORTOGRUARO, Dom. PREGANZIOL, S. Urbano. SOLIGHETTO. TISER DI AGORDO. TOPPO. UDINE, Dom. - S. Cristoforo. - Tempio Ossario. VEDANA. VESCOVANA.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Thieme-Becker III, 1909
G. Biasuz, V. Panciera B., Treviso 1928;
Cat. Della Mostra dell'arte bellunese dell'Ottocento, Belluno 1949;
L. Da Rin, A cinquant'anni della morte di V. Panciera-B. Zoldo 1952;
G. Fabbiani, Chiese del Cadore, Belluno 1954;
G. Biasuz / M.Buttignon, Andrea Brustolon, Padova 1969;
G. De Bortoli / A. Moro / F. Vizzutti, Belluno storia, archit., arte, Belluno 1984;
G. Biasuz /M. De Bona, Dolomiti 7:1984(5)25-34;
G. Bergamini, in: S.Michêl al Tiliment, Udine 1985, 337 s.;
E. Arnoldo, Le chiese di Zoldo, Belluno 1985;
G. Angelini /A. Alpago-Novello / F.Vizzutti, La pieve di S. Floriano in Zoldo, Belluno 1987;
G. Angelini / E.Cason, Prime opere dello scultore V. B., Arch. stor. di Belluno, Feltre e Cadore 61:1990(270)3-11.
B. Francesco; Giovanni Battista; Valentino). Panzetta, 1989.


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