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Portrait - Giovanni Boldini
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Giovanni Boldini (December 31, 1842 - July 11, 1931) was an Italian genre and portrait painter, belonging to the Parisian school. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the "Master of Swish" because of his flowing style of painting.

Boldini was born in Ferrara, the son of a painter of religious subjects, and went to Florence in 1862 to study painting, meeting there the realist painters known as the Macchiaioli. Their influence is seen in Boldini's landscapes which show his spontaneous response to nature, although it is for his portraits that he became best known. He attained great success in London as a portraitist. From 1872 Boldini lived in Paris, where he became a friend of Edgar Degas. He also became the most fashionable portrait painter in Paris in the late 19th century, with a dashing style of painting which shows some Impressionist influence but which most closely resembles the work of his contemporaries John Singer Sargent and Paul Helleu. He was nominated commissioner of the Italian section of the Paris Exposition in 1889, and received the Legion d'honneur for this appointment. He died in Paris in 1931. (From Wikipedia)

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La Pianista - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
La Pianista
A Friend of the Marquis - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
A Friend of the Marquis
Still Life with a Silver Teapot - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Still Life with a Silver Teapot
Portrait of a Lady - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait of a Lady
A Portrait Of Emiliana Concha De Ossa - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
A Portrait Of Emiliana Concha De Ossa
Primavera - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Primavera
Portrait Of The Marchesa Luisa Casati  With A Greyhound - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of The Marchesa Luisa Casati With A Greyhound
Countess De Rasty Seated In An Armchair - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Countess De Rasty Seated In An Armchair
Portrait Of Lina Cavalieri - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Lina Cavalieri
Girl In A Black Hat - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Girl In A Black Hat
The Beauty Before The Mirror - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Beauty Before The Mirror
Portrait Of A Lady  Lina Bilitis  With Two Pekinese - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of A Lady Lina Bilitis With Two Pekinese
La Femme Au Chapeau Noir - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
La Femme Au Chapeau Noir
A Lady Admiiring a Fan - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
A Lady Admiiring a Fan
Portrait Of Anita De La Ferie  The Spanish Dancer - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Anita De La Ferie The Spanish Dancer
The Letter - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Letter
Portrait Of Donna Franca Florio - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Donna Franca Florio
The Red Umbrella - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Red Umbrella
Portrait Of A Lady With Lilacs - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of A Lady With Lilacs
The Conversation - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Conversation
Study Of A Table - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Study Of A Table
The Countess Ritzer - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Countess Ritzer
Luomo Dallo Sparato - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Luomo Dallo Sparato
Portrait Of The Artist Ernest Ange Duez - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of The Artist Ernest Ange Duez
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