Italian Orientalist, Academic Classicists PainterStudied at the Accademia di San Luca under Dario Querci and Francesco Podesti.
The Orientalist Style
Giulio Rosati paintings show a love fpr the colors and exoticism of the Orient. He was a genre painters well as a figure painter. Rosati depicted exotic woman lounging about on silk cushions waiting for their sultan to summon them to the love chamber. Despite the authenticity which Rosati painted his harem girls, Persian rugs and Moorish architecture, the painter rarely left his drab studio. He found inspiration in stories, photographs, etchings, Arabic trinkets and his own imaginative fantasies. His seated Arab figures dressed in robes and sporting turbans suggest an exotic Arabic setting. Like other Orientalist painters he romanticized the East.
Description of the Academic Classicism Painting style
Followers of this movement were influenced by the high standards of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts, which practiced under the movements of Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Academic Classicism attempted to merge both techniques to create the perfect style. It is characterized by adhering to a strict manner of painting, following narrow compositional rules and delicacy of color. The atmospheric effects are sumptuously luminescent. According to art historian, Walter Pater " To produce such effects at all requires all the resources of painting, with its power of indirect expression, of subordinate but significant detail, its atmosphere, its foregrounds and backgrounds."
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