Portrait of Felichita Sartori in a Turkish costume, Rosalba Carrier

Portrait of Felichita Sartori in a Turkish costume, Rosalba Carrier
Portrait of Felichita Sartori in a Turkish costume, Rosalba Carrier - 1

  • Posted by Rosalba Carrier
  • Museum: Uffizi Gallery
  • Year: 1730s

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of Felichita Sartori in a Turkish costume – Rosalba Carrier. 1730s. Paper, pastel. 70×55
   The portraits that Rosalba Carrier painted (1675-1757) carry all the features of Venetian painting with its thin color, light and air. The artist is one of the representatives of the Rococo style, the hallmark of which is light, translucent (for Carriers – thanks to pastel technique) tones and playful stories. Actually, all the Venetian painting of the 18th century was close to Rococo in its own way. In it, as in this light art, there is much from the carnival: after Venice stopped playing one of the leading roles of the European political theater, it itself turned more and more into a theater, into 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 her hand, is part of this carnival.

   Perlamutrovaya, pink, blue – one of the favorite colors of the Rococo masters. Bending the body of the model, turning its head, looking sideways is also typically fatal.