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Portrait of Felicita Sartori in a Turkish costume - Rosalba Carriere. 70x55
The portraits painted by Rosalba Carriere (1675-1757), carry all the features of the Venetian painting with its subtle color, light and air. The artist is one of the representatives of the Rococo style, a distinctive feature of which is light, translucent (in Carrière - thanks to the pastel technique) tones and playful plots. Actually, all Venetian painting of the 18th century was close in its structure to Rococo. In it, as in this light art, there is a lot of carnival: after Venice stopped playing one of the leading roles in the political theater of Europe, she herself increasingly turned into a theater, a ghost town, where the masquerade began to look like a natural pastime. The girl in the picture, dressed in a Turkish outfit and with a mask in his hand, is part of this carnival.
Mother of pearl, pink, blue - one of the favorite colors of the masters of Rococo. The bend of the model’s body, the rotation of her head, and her side look are also typically rocky.