Saturday, February 27, 2016

1600s - 1700s Woman Artist - Italian artist Rosalba Carriera 1675-1757

Rosalba Carriera (Venitian artist, 1675-1757) Felicita Sartori in Turkish Costume 1740

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Self Portrait

Rosalba Carriera (Italian Rococo artist, 1675-1757) was born in Venice. Her family was lower-middle-class in Venice; and as a child, she began her artistic career by making lace-patterns for her mother. As snuff-taking became popular, Carriera began painting miniatures for the lids of snuff-boxes, and was the first painter to use ivory for this purpose. Gradually, this work evolved into full-scale portrait-painting, for which she pioneered the exclusive use of pastel. She pioneered the new genre of portraits done in pastel, a medium appealing to Rococo styles for its soft edges & flattering surfaces. Her skills as a portrait artist were so highly respected; that it became a standard practice to call other women artists an English Carriera, a Dutch Carriera, a German Carriera, etc. Her portraits of noble or wealthy Europeans made her famous all over the continent. She was elected to the Academie Royale in 1720.
Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Self Portrait 1709

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Self Portrait

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Self Portrait as Winter 1731

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Self Portrait c 1740

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Portrait de Caterina Sagredo Barbarigo 


Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Allegory of Music 1714


Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Enrichetta Anna Sofia of Modena

Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757) Lady


Rosalba Carriera (Italian artist, 1675-1757)