John Singer Sargent painted Rosina, Capri in 1878, one of the many portrayals of the painter’s Italian muse, Rosina Ferrara. She became known for her exotic and captivating beauty and was portrayed by other artists, such as Charles Sprague Pearce, Frank Hyde, and George Randolph Barse – who she married. In 2003, the Adelson Gallery of New York City featured the model in the exhibit called “Sargent’s Women.” Ferrara appears in many of his works, like Rosina, A Capriote, and Study of Rosina Ferrara.
With a background of Classical artistic teachings, Sargent had mastered the technique of traditional painting. A year before painting Rosina, Capri, the artist began to show his work at the Paris Salon and was praised for it. His portrait works were the most famous and grabbed the attention of many critics positively. His main influences were the masters like Diego Velazquez, and El Greco. The artist traveled in Europe to study the paintings of the classic masters with more depth.
Although his love for traditional techniques of painting transcends, his teacher named Carolus-Duran, from Paris showed him how to work more freely and break with the rigorous methods. This brought balance to Sargent’s work, who was able to embrace a more modern take on his art, making it even more faithful to his unique style. The artist adopted what he learned from his teacher and applied it throughout his career.
The painting Rosina, Capri was done on the island off the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, near the Gulf of Naples. It is composed of a sepia color palette, with predominant shades of brown and ochre. The painting shows a typical landscape of the region, showing the architecture of the area and some nature. There is a white, bland building on the forefront, where Ferrara and another person stand on the rooftop. The man wears long, white clothing, and sits on the edge of the building with his back supported on a chimney. He seems to play a large tambourine, while Ferrara dances with her arms in the air. The model wears a long, ruffled dress with puffy sleeves and is faced against the musician. The background is filled shows faraway buildings and mountains, as well as a bright, white-yellow sky.
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