Alberto Zardo was a Realist Italian artist. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and made his debut at the Florentine Painter’s Exhibition in 1896. He devoted himself to domestic themes, in conjunction with the coeval poetics of G. Pascoli for example, La convalescente, which was exhibited in Milan in 1898, and symbolic landscapes; Afternoon, Winter Night, Idyll, exhibited in Florence in 1905. From the beginning of the Twentieth Century, he worked as an illustrator and in 1901 won the first prize in the Alinari competition for the Divine Comedy. He later dedicated himself to devotional themes, depicting biblical imagery with the subjects wearing contemporary Italian peasant clothing.

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