Portrait of actress Anthony Sarate, Francisco de Goya

Portrait of actress Anthony Sarate, Francisco de Goya
Portrait of actress Anthony Sarate, Francisco de Goya - 1

  • Posted by Francisco de Goya
  • Museum: Hermitage
  • Year: Around 1810-1811

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of actress Anthony Sarate – Francisco de Goya. Around 1810-1811. Oil on canvas. 71×58

   The Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) is one of the first and most striking masters of art of the Romanticism era. As the king’s court artist, he repeatedly wrote portraits of the Ventrician family and the highest aristocracy. The only picture of Goya’s work in Russia is in the Hermitage collection.

   In the submersible portrait, the master portrayed actress Anthony Sarata in a white turban decorated with a moon, probably she is represented in one of the roles. An alarming look of tired dark eyes attracts the attention of the viewer. Cold light emphasizes the pallor of a beautiful face framed by thick curls. He illuminates a light silver dress and a light scarf of an actress, plays with glare at a cloak thrown on his shoulders with a ermine fur. The portrait was written shortly before the death of Anthony Sarate, who died of tuberculosis.

   This work, by the mood and nature of the transfer of the internal state of man, is one of the best portraits of the era of romanticism.