Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Up Close: Giacomo Favretto's "Dopo il bagno"

As I mentioned in the previous post, a late-19th century Venetian painter whose brushwork I like is Giacomo Favretto (1849-1887), who died aged 38 of typhoid fever. A brief Wikipedia entry is here and more details can be found here.

One of his paintings, Dopo il bagno - "After the Bath" (1884) was on display in Rome's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (Web site here). I was able to take some photos of it that are displayed below. Click on the images to enlarge. But be warned that paintings are often difficult to photograph in museums, so the focus might not be as sharp as it should be, and there can be extraneous light affecting the view.


This image was taken from the Internet to serve as reference.

Here is my "establishment shot" of the painting.

The subject up close.

Favretto's handling on the right side of the painting.

The left side, with a bit of the frame included to improve the focus.

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