Arts Everyday Living: Through an Italian Artist’s Eyes—The Art of Flirting

Reposting of blog on 18th century Italian artist Rotari.

 

 

 

THROUGH AN ITALIAN ARTIST’S EYES

THE ART OF FLIRTING

 

 

Pietro Rotari, Girl with a Book, date unknown, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

Italian artist Pietro Rotari (1707-1762) began his career in his native country, but he also resided in Russia, where he both painted portraits for the court of Empress Catherine the Great as well as genre portrayals like Girl with a Book above.  British writer Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) created one of the classic novels of English literature, Jane Eyre.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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