"Venetian Gentleman With Letter, Bartolomeo Nazari (bergamo 1693 - Milan 1758)"This beautiful portrait depicts a richly dressed gentleman, with an austere bearing, showing a letter with his right hand. The effigy wears an elegant reception dress, of which you can appreciate the lace and brocade embroidery of the bodice, painted with accuracy and extraordinary rendering. Note the virtuosity with which the artist has also studied the shading of the face and the movement of the hands, skillfully painted.
Bartolomeo Nazari (Bergamo 1693 - Milan 1758), attributed to
Portrait of a gentleman with letter
Oil on canvas, 103 x 76 cm
Framed 116 x 89
The work, which fits perfectly into the eighteenth-century Venetian portraiture, suggests for the style features the pertinent attribution to Bartolomeo Nazari (Bergamo 1693 - Milan 1758), whose works were highly praised and earned him a great reputation as a portrait painter for the demanding lagoon patriciate of the eighteenth century.
The elements that unite his works concern the setting of the effigies, the quality of the color, rich in nuances and the will of the painter to render the physiognomy and psychological characteristics of the characters represented with great realism.
Bartolomeo Nazari attended the workshop of Angelo Trevisani and knew the paintings of Sebastiano Bombelli, Antonio Pellegrini and Jacopo Amigoni. He dedicated himself to making portraits, immortalizing the political and high aristocracy authorities, as well as some painters and protagonists in the world of music. Over time Nazari was very successful, so much so that in 1744 he was called by the emperor Charles VII to Frankfurt. In the following years the artist dedicated himself to the creation of 'heads of character' and in 1757 he left for Genoa to meet the requests of the new doge Giovanni Giacomo Grimaldi.
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