Federico Andreotti: Gypsy Beauty

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Gypsy Beauty, Federico Andreotti – Date unknown, Private collection, oil on canvas, Height: 18.5 cm (7.28 in.), Width: 14.4 cm (5.67 in.), Source: Wikimedia

This One, I Like!

Florentine artist Federico Andreotti’s usual painting style of “elaborate period dress and affected airs… sometimes described as Rococo Revival” [1] does NOT appeal to me in general.  However, Gypsy Beauty, is undeniably captivating and is the creation of a talented artist.

Andreotti successfully captures the quiet joy of this dark haired beauty, her shy smile echoed in her deep brown eyes. With a neutral beige background highlighting her thick brunette curls, the portrait glows with the layered sunshine shades of her orange, yellow, and gold scarf. We are given no clues of the source of her happiness, but I can easily imagine a scenario to suit. 😊

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Gypsy Beauty, Federico Andreotti – Date unknown, Private collection, oil on canvas, Height: 18.5 cm (7.28 in.), Width: 14.4 cm (5.67 in.), Source: Wikimedia, detail.

Who is Federico Andreotti?

Born in Florence in 1847, Andreotti “became a well known fresco, tempera and oil painter …in Italy.“(ArtUK)  He initially studied with Angiolo Tricca, Stefano Ussi, and at the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts, ultimately gaining appointment as professor at the Academy.

According to ArtUK, from 1879–1883 Federico Andreotti “lived in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy.”  They continue:

“As well as being an accomplished fresco, tempera and oil painter of both realistic genre and aristocratic scenes, Federico Andreotti was also famous for historic drawings of Italian costumes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”  (ArtUK)

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Details

  • Federico Andreotti
  • 1847-1930
  • GYPSY BEAUTY
  • signed F. Andreotti (upper right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 18 1/2 by 14 3/8 in.; 47 by 36.5 cm.
  • Privately owned
  • Image Link: Wikimedia

Sources

Wikimedia Commons contributors, “File:Federico Andreotti – Gypsy Beauty.jpg,” Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Federico_Andreotti_-_Gypsy_Beauty.jpg&oldid=291971491 (accessed January 4, 2019).

Wikipedia contributors, “Federico Andreotti,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Federico_Andreotti&oldid=781657882 (accessed January 4, 2019).

ArtUK website, Haworth Art Galleryhttps://artuk.org/discover/artworks/an-english-beauty-150816, (accessed 10 Jan 2019).

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Gypsy Beauty, Federico Andreotti – Date unknown, Private collection, oil on canvas, Height: 18.5 cm (7.28 in.), Width: 14.4 cm (5.67 in.), Source: Wikimedia, detail.

 

Thanks for Visiting! 🙂

~Sunnyside

12 Comments Add yours

      1. Laleh Chini says:

        My pleasure dear.❤️

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  1. i like tooo! She is soooo sweet and i love her smile and the painting. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Exactly! ❤️ So glad you like her, too, krishnapriya! Thank you for visiting! 🙂

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      1. You are so very welcome.

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    1. She really is a beauty. Thanks for commenting, Rosaliene! :0(

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  2. Bryan Fagan says:

    The details of paintings from long ago will always fascinate me.

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    1. I feel the same. Thanks for commenting, Bryan. 🙂

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  3. dalegreenearts says:

    I haven’t studied art history since the early 90s. You’re reminding me why I studied art. It’s that connection, the thing that makes us the same. When I see beautiful pieces like this, I am reliving the life of a person who is probably no longer alive. But there is this little trail I can follow to see who she was. And in understanding her, I can understand the artist as well.

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    1. Exactly!! That is why I enjoy learning about each painting – they are each a mystery and a treasure at the same time. Personal and without pretense, learning this way is pure joy. Thanks for visiting, Dale 🙂

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