Record details

  • generalData.authorNameInListings
    Marià Fortuny (1838-1874)
  • generalData.title
    Ciociara with spindle
  • generalData.creationDate
    c. 1867
  • technicalData.measurements
    265 x 150 mm
  • technicalData.description
    Watercolour on paper
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    This watercolor represents a 'ciociara', a young woman wearing a regional dress from Frosinone, a city in the Lazio region, in Italy. It is a subject that Fortuny dealt with in various versions and techniques, and that was very fashionable in his time. Tapiró, Manet, Corot, Degas, Cézanne, and even Van Gogh and Picasso, among others, dealt with it.
    The young woman is represented in full body, standing and in half profile to the left, supporting her left hand on a plinth or square volume. She wears a rectangular "capricapo", appropriate for the transport of objects on the head, and a knitting spindle tied in the girdle, which denotes that she is a weaver; the features of the face, the long slope, the left hand, the folds and the striped print of the skirt and apron, all precisely defined, are expressed in an intense and vibrant color range based on white, gray, carmine and blue
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