Snake Cliners, Mariano Fortuni – overview of the painting

Snake Cliners, Mariano Fortuni – overview of the painting
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  • Posted by Mariano Fortuni
  • Museum: Walters Art Museum
  • Year: 1870

Overview of the painting :

Snake charmers – Mariano Fortuni. Wood, butter. 61 x 153 cm

   The artist and orientalist Mariano Fortuni was very talented and gifted! His work with oriental motifs deserves special attention, since he very skillfully conveyed in colors all the beauty and perfection of oriental culture. One of his best artwork is Snake Cliners. The picture reflects the genre scene of Arab life. It is written in the genre of realism. After creating this unique work, Mariano Fortuni was widely known.

   An art masterpiece captivates with a fabulous plot! Bright colors, free strokes, contrasting scales and shades make the picture interesting, saturated with watercolor palette and enchanting. The eye pleases a motley, sophisticated, eastern rug lying on the grass, and unusual accessories. All this revitalizes the picture and carries the aesthetics of everyday life.

   The carpet depicts figures of people, snakes and a bird. Two men train the snake and tame the heron. Animals are not at all afraid of people, they are manual. These people are engaged in a snake spell. This ancient profession came from India. Snakes obey them, and they skillfully work with them, playing the flute. Listening to the melody, the snake sways to her beat and falls asleep, and the caster does different tricks with her. In the picture, people look at the snake and the wild bird, mentally talking to them. Men are wearing turban and cloak. Mariano Fortuni unsurpassedly passed all the oriental exoticism in its complete perfection. This made him a connoisseur of oriental culture and a brilliant painter.

   The picture carries light, good, love, harmony, the beauty of the world around us. It is pleasant and interesting to contemplate, meditate, meditate. She gives peace of mind and a good mood. Artwork will look great in the home interior of the living room.