Luigi Maria Bonpensiere [1876-1944]
Italy / Unites States
Arts and crafts screen
Painted and sculptured wood (both sides)
65 x 17 inches each (3 total)
Was likely a screen or part of a piece of furniture. Excellent untouched condition.
Luigi Maria Bonpensiere [1876-1944] was a creative force who believed that he could design anything he set his mind to. After the 1920s, Bonpensiere wrote a highly controversial book on his ‘mind over matter’ pseudo-psychological ideas for piano called New pathways to piano technique. In the last twenty years of the artist’s life, he created piano scores and wrote music that was untrained and ‘from his mind’. These three panels were likely part of a screen that he created that express his love and ideas of symbolism, mysticism and arts and crafts revival of all things Medieval.
ca.1910 Luigi Maria Bonpensiere [1876-1944], the artist .