“The seller of carpets”, Mariano Fortuni – overview of the painting
- Posted by Mariano Fortuni
- Museum: Museum of the History of the Arts, Vienna
Overview of the painting :
Carpet Seller – Mariano Fortuni. Oil on canvas.
A wonderful and unsurpassed artistic masterpiece was created by the gifted painter Mariano Fortuni! The painting “Seller of Carts” captivates with the magnificent brilliance of the East! It is written in the genre of romantic orientation.
The brush master worked on a picture with great inspiration. He collected materials on oriental studies. He was interested in oriental culture, its life and traditions. He conveyed the best stories in his paintings. The work is written brightly and expressively, in light, sunny colors. Color effects charge energy and give a great mood.
The picture depicts the eastern market. Carpets of extraordinary beauty hang in the shop. The artist talentedly conveyed their bright, colorful colors. The old seller bowed over the carpet, showing the goods to the buyer. A man with a goat is considering it with interest. Behind him is a mandolin, apparently he is engaged in music. The seller’s assistant on the left helps the owner of the shop in the trade. He plays ancient, Arabic melodies on the clarinet, creating a pleasant mood for people. The man standing on the right rests, holding a long stick behind his back. He listens to music and admires fabulous carpets. There is a strong heat on the street, the sun is falling. The counter depicts a flock of stray dogs. They came here in search of food. The sounds of a musical instrument attract even animals, they listen to it and bask in the sun.
The picture carries light, good, optimism, gives favorable emotional impressions, stimulates intellectual abilities and vision. Rainbow colors cover, carry vigor, create an exquisite, exotic atmosphere. Color tones and scales have to romance and dreams.