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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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Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough
Nudino Scattante - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Nudino Scattante
Testa di signora con capellino giallo (Il cappello... - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Testa di signora con capellino giallo (Il cappello...
Portrait of Alice Regnault - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait of Alice Regnault
Portrait of the actor Coquelin ane - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait of the actor Coquelin ane
Portrait Of Luis And Pedro Subercaseaux - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Luis And Pedro Subercaseaux
Portrait Of Eddy And Jacques Copper - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Eddy And Jacques Copper
Il Cappello Di Velluto Rosso - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Il Cappello Di Velluto Rosso
John Singer Sargent - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
John Singer Sargent
Paris, 14 July - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Paris, 14 July
Portrait Of Whistler Asleep - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait Of Whistler Asleep
Paesaggio padano - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Paesaggio padano
The Musician - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
The Musician
Elegante au chien - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Elegante au chien
Ritratto Della Signora De Senonnes Dopo Ingres - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Ritratto Della Signora De Senonnes Dopo Ingres
Daisy Fellowes - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Daisy Fellowes
Oxen in the Tuscan countrside - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Oxen in the Tuscan countrside
Il letto dell'artista (The artist's bed) - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Il letto dell'artista (The artist's bed)
La Conversazione - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
La Conversazione
Marina A Castiglioncello - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Marina A Castiglioncello
Madre E Figlia - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Madre E Figlia
A woman with a fan - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
A woman with a fan
Calesse In Un Vicolo - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Calesse In Un Vicolo
Portrait of a young child - Giovanni Boldini - www.giovanniboldini.org
Portrait of a young child
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