Painters Paintings Federico Zandomeneghi (1841 – 1917): Young Girl Playing with a Doll, before 1901…
Painters Work Federico Zandomeneghi (1841 – 1917): Younger Lady Taking part in with a Doll, earlier than 1901, pastel on paper, 54.6 x 45.7 cm, Non-public Assortment
Younger Lady taking part in with a Doll stands out as one of many Zandomeneghi’s most profitable achievements. That is expressed, not solely within the detailed depiction of the scene and its charming topic, but additionally in his mastery of the pastel crayon, a medium that he started to make use of within the early 1890s, and at which he excelled.
This work is drawn in wealthy coloured chalks, utilizing a palette that ranges from a number of shades of blue to lime greens, mustard yellows, oranges and pinks. The wealthy construct up of the medium ends in a tactile, nearly velvet, floor, which creates a 3 dimensional high quality. The cropped composition, which is cleverly duplicated within the two units of chairs – the “grown up” chair within the higher left nook and the doll chairs alongside the decrease edge – was a characteristic additionally present in works by Degas and exhibits the affect of Japanese prints and images on these artists.