Dante Parini

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Dante Parini
Birth name Dante Parini
Born (1890-10-21)21 October 1890
Milan, Italy
Died 11 April 1969(1969-04-11) (aged 78)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Field Sculpture
Training Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Enrico Butti
Works Fountain-monument Square Piazza Gran Paradiso in Milan (1924), The monuments to the fallen heros soldiers of Tarquinia, The monuments to the fallen heros soldiers of Induno Olona

Dante Parini (Milan, 21 November 1890 - Milan, 11 April 1969) was an Italian painter and sculptor.

Biography[change | change source]

Parini studied at Accademia di Brera under the guidance of masters such as Enrico Butti along with Giannino Castiglioni with whom she shared ideas and projects becoming her friend[1]. Parini left for the front of World War II where he was decorated for heroic acts.

He was a sculptor of monuments to the fallen soldiers of world wars and burial monuments[2], following the example of his Butti master with great technical skill and personal style.

It is its fountain-monument made in 1924 in Piazza Gran Paradiso in Milano in memory of the fallen of Niguarda[3]. Amongst others are the monuments to the fallen of Tarquinia, a work inspired by profound sentiment and suffering humanity, and the monument to the soldiers fallen into Induno Olona war.

Some of his works are in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, in Sanctuary of San Felice (Parabiago), and in the cemetery of Sarzana. He made a marble bas-relief in the church of Santa Maria at the Maggiore Hospital at Ca 'Granda in Milan with a subject "The healings of Christ"[4]. Several of his works are preserved at the Ospedale di Niguarda, known as "the City of art"[5]. In 1882 Dante Parini took part in the second competition for the execution of the sculptures of Vittoriano "Altar of the Homeland" in Rome, but his project was not chosen[6]. Dante Parini also devoted himself to painting. During his long life he participated in several international exhibitions[7]. In 1924 he received the Diploma of Honorary Member of the Accademia di Brera.

He was the first mayor of Brusimpiano after the end of World War II.

References[change | change source]

  1. Alfonso Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario degli scultori italiani dell'Ottocento e del primo Novecento: da Antonio Canova ad Arturo Martini (Dante Parini), Volume 2, AdArte, 2003
  2. Corriere Milano: ultime notizie Milano e provincia «Monumentale, tombe saccheggiate, e ora si pensa ad una class action» Corriere della Sera
  3. A. Anselmi, Milano storica: nelle sue vie, nei suoi monumenti , Hoepli (casa editrice), 1933
  4. Niguarda e l'arte, Francesco Wildt: “La Guarigione Dello Storpio”
  5. Tartaglia, Filiberto (2014). Estetica e medicina. Proposta di un'estetica sanitaria. libreriauniversitaria.it Edizioni. p. 118. ISBN 978-88-6292-506-8. 
  6. Gli scultori italiani dal Neoclassicismo al Liberty: L-Z. Pomerio. 1994. 
  7. Vincenzo Vicario, Gli scultori italiani dal Neoclassicismo al Liberty: L-Z (Dante Parini), Volume 2, Pomerio, 1994

More reading[change | change source]

  • Carlo E. Accetti, Il Libro italiano: rassegna bibliografica generale, Librerie Ulpiano, 1942
  • Carlo E. Accetti, Biografia Dante Parini, Tipografia sociale, Monza, 1942
  • Arduino Anselmi, Milano storica: nelle sue vie, nei suoi monumenti, Hoepli (casa editrice), 1933
  • Giacomo C. Bascapè, La Raccolte d'arte dell'Ospedale Maggiore di Milano dal XV al XX secolo, Silvana Editoriale, 1956
  • Alfonso Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario degli scultori italiani dell'Ottocento e del primo Novecento: da Antonio Canova ad Arturo Martini (Dante Parini), Volume 2, AdArte, 2003
  • Vincenzo Vicario, Gli scultori italiani dal Neoclassicismo al Liberty: L-Z (Dante Parini), Volume 2, Pomerio, 1994

Other websites[change | change source]