The cycle of decorations discovered in the villa-museum of Giacomo Puccini in Torre del Lago

Could be an early 20th century work by Galileo Chini

During the restoration of the room on the second floor of the villa, called Omnibus, a decoration emerged, hidden by silks that covered the walls, near the ceiling. It depicts a seascape against an olive-green background from which emerge red corals and large carp, freshwater fish perhaps alluding to the lake of Massaciuccoli, with their sinuous light-colored dotted bodies imitating scales and dark snouts. At the moment the artist who painted these tempera paintings is unknown, but it is possible, due to the stylistic and chromatic affinities and to the references to oriental art, that it is a work of the beginning of the 20th century by Galileo Chini, bound by friendship and by an association with Giacomo Puccini and engaged in the decoration of the house so dear to the master.

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