26 Oct BOLDINI, THE PAINTER OF EUROPEAN HIGH SOCIETY
A must-see exhibition for art lovers is under way at the Palazzo dei Diamanti (Ferrara) entitled “Boldini nella Parigi degli Impressionisti (Boldini in Impressionist Paris). The exhibition will run until 10 January 2010 and explores the artistic development of one of the most popular portrait painters of the Belle Époque. It covers the various artistic phases of the Florentine painter and attempts to answer some questions.
Who was the Boldini who moved from Florence to Paris in 1871? How did he develop his personality from that time until 1886, during the golden period of the impressionist revolution? What remained of this experience when Boldini became one of the most famous portrait painters of European high society?
In addition to recommending that you visit Ferrara to learn more about this “belle-époque portraitist” and admire his works, this occasion may motivate you to decorate your home with a reproduction of one of his works created by Mariani Affreschi. Here are some personal observations by the painter who paints these beautiful interpretations of Boldini’s subjects.Ecco qualche consiglio direttamente dalla pittrice che esegue splendide interpretazioni dei soggetti di Boldini.
Why do people like Boldini’s paintings?
Well, Boldini is a very expressive painter, but it is not an end unto itself expressivity, but full of content. His works were a “breath of frivolity” during the period in which he worked. His subjects included the crème de la crème of high society, portraits of elegant women in marvellous dresses, and the atmosphere of grand ballrooms. This makes him a very Italian, stylish and meticulous painter with an eye for detail.
What home can be decorated with one of Boldini’s subjects?
It must be a home with a certain style, but not necessarily with period or antique furniture. They are stunning portraits and subjects, which have their own history and character; therefore they go well in minimal homes in more classic homes.