Monday hero: Antonio Donghi

The Italian painter Antonio Donghi (1897-1963) is described on Wikipedia as a magical realist. 

I am not too fond of magical realism, but I quite like Donghi's portraits, that seem a bit staged, sometimes even funny.

His selfportrait is downright jaunty!

Donghi's work was populair till somewhere in the 1940s.

It was a bit of a shock to find an equastrian portrait of Mussolini among his work!



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