(b. 1835, Firenze, d. 1901, Firenze)

September Morning in Settignano

c. 1891
Oil on canvas, 59 x 64 cm
Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

While he lived in Settignano, Signorini painted a number of scenes showing subjects of this town right outside of Florence at the foothills toward Fiesole. In this canvas, he achieved a contemplative and harmonious union of naturalism and delicate abstraction. The white cat sitting by itself at the backyard table seems to invite the viewer to join the tranquil morning atmosphere.

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