Painters Paintings Parmigianino (1503–1540): Antea (Portrait of a Young Woman), circa 1534, Oil on …
Painters Work Parmigianino (1503–1540): Antea (Portrait of a Younger Girl), circa 1534, Oil on Canvas, 136 x 86 cm, Nationwide Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
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The Portrait of a younger girl referred to as Antea is likely one of the vertexes of virtuosity and of the unbelievable optical results of Parmigianino.
Previously, the lady portrayed was acknowledged as Antea, a courtesan liked by Parmigianino on the time of his keep in Rome (1524-1527), however nonetheless the identification of the woman stays obscure.
It’s extensively thought-about to be one of many most interesting examples of Italian feminine portraiture. Arguably the second-most enchanting and mysterious portraits of the Renaissance after the Mona Lisa.
Antea is wealthy in symbolism, from the superb clothes and jewellery to the odd proportions and suggestiveness of the topic’s physique. Parmigianino has created an odd and boldly assured magnificence that fixes the viewer together with her audacious gaze.
The younger girl, elegant and enigmatic, with aristocratic and refined clothes, is barely apparently nonetheless, however in actuality she is caught within the act of turning round, as prompt by the right-hand sleeve enlarged within the foreground and the motion of the left leg transfer away from the garment.