Baile de Máscaras
Baile de Máscaras by Dutch-French Painter Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer (1839 – 1902); a Romantic, Academic and Impressionist artist.
This is a genre scene of an attractive young woman dressed in a long black dress, black shoes with gold accents, black gloves, and a layered black kerchief covering her dark auburn hair; poses against an orange pillar with an attached cushioned seat, as she holds a black mask in her right hand against the right side of her waist, and tucks her left hand to the left side of her waist.
The young woman is attending a masquerade ball and in the background we can see several woman dancing in the large room where the party is taking place.
In the front of the young woman, as well as to her right side on the floor there are many colorful ribbons of orange, red, pink, blue and yellow that compliment the pastel colors of the party goers.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Frederik was born in the Hague, Netherlands in 1839 and began his artistic studies at the Dutch Royal Academy of Art under the tutelage of Romantic Painter Salomon Verveer (1813 – 1876), and painting mostly landscapes in the style of the Hague School (a group of artist who lived and worked in the Hague between 1860 and 1890; and who’s worked a was heavily influenced by the realist painters of the French Barbizon School); having his first exhibition in 1861 at the age of 22, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Four years later he traveled to Paris, France to enroll at the Académie des Beaux-Arts and studied with the French Academic Painter and Sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904); and transitioned from the Romantic style to the Academic style painting French genre scenes of elegant ladies with courteous men, that were set in the 18th century.
At the age of 31 he held is first exhibition at the French Salon and in 1874 won a medal at the Salon for one of his paintings; and later set up a studio in Paris.
It was also during this time and into the 1880s that Frederik transitioned from the Academic style to the Impressionist style and during the 1889 Exposition Universelle, was awarded a silver medal for one of his submissions.