"The most beautiful pastel ever seen": The Chocolate Girl by Jean-Etienne Liotard

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The Chocolate Girl is one of the most famous works by the Swiss artist Jean-Étienne Liotard. This richly illustrated volume leads the reader through the age in which it was created during the French-inspired Rococo and into the Vienna of Empress Maria Theresia, where the work was painted. It also explains the art of pastel painting, in which this enchanting work has been executed.

The painting had a tremendous effect in those days, and still does so today. Even during Liotard’s life (1702 – 1789), his pastel painting was highly valued, as the description by the most famous pastel artist Rosalba Carriera as “the most beautiful pastel” demonstrates. The Chocolate Girl shows a simple, unknown domestic servant, until then a rarely chosen subject. In its sober and precise observation it reflects the art of the Enlightenment as well as anticipating the realism of the nineteenth century. Chocolate itself, always associated with pleasure, contributes further to the particular charm. Characteristic works from other creative periods complete the overview of Liotard’s oeuvre.

Product Details

Price
£32.00
Publisher
Hirmer Verlag
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9783777431369

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