A Pensive Beauty
A Pensive Beauty by Italian Painter Eugen von Blaas (1843 – 1931); Also known as Eugene de Blaas) of the Academic Classicism Period. Though he often painted Venetian scenes; he also painted many portraits and religious works of art.
A Pensive Beauty is a beautiful country girl portrait of a young lady with stunning eyes leaning against a waist high brick wall with a forest in the background.
She is wearing a yellow scarf on her head with a red and white floral pattern, silver earrings and a red glass ball choker necklace.
She is wearing a white blouse and a slate green skirt; and on top of the blouse is another garment with floral accents of red, blue, violet, orange and white.
A Pensive Beauty is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.
Info Below From Wikipedia.org
Eugen was born at Albano, near Rome, to a Tyrolean father and Italian mother. His father Karl, also a painter, was his teacher. His mother, Agnesina Auda, was a well-to-do Roman woman. The family moved to Venice when Karl became Professor at the Academy of Venice. He often painted scenes in Venice, but also portraits and religious paintings.
Among his works are La forma nuziale in sacrestia; La tombola in Campielo a Venezia; Una scena di burattini in un educanciatu; and La Ninetta. The art critic Luigi Chirtani, when the painting was displayed at the Mostra Nazionale di Venezia, described it as Beautiful, flattering, pretty, caressed, cleaned, polished, laundress in a painting by Mr. Blaas, the favorite portraitist of great Venetian aristocrats, dressed in gala satins, shining jewelry, hairstyles of the rich.
His colorful and rather theatrical period images of Venetian society, e.g. On the Balcony (1877; Private Collection), were quite different compared to delicate pastels and etchings of the courtyards, balcony and canals of modern Venice.
Eugene de Blaas’ paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society, New Gallery and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery in London, and also at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool