Venice

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A Portrait of Venice Unmasked

The Painter in His Studio / Pietro Longhi

The life of a painting can be pretty unpredictable. Some are constantly on the move, reaching different parts of the world as they travel through time. When I started at the Getty as an intern, I had only recently returned… More»

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      18th century airbrushing.

      Blended pastel creates a velvety surface. The artist, Rosalba Carriera, often made teste di fantasia or fanciful renderings of beautiful women with a mythological appearance.

      03/26/15

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