Rosalba Carriera: Drawings & Paintings (Annotated) By Raya Yotova

Rosalba Carriera: Drawings & Paintings (Annotated)

By Raya Yotova

  • Release Date: 2019-02-11
  • Genre: Art & Architecture


After the death of her sister Giovanna in 1738, Rosalba Carriera fell into deep depression. She suffered two failed cataract surgery, but eventually, she completely lost her sight. She survived all her family, spending her last years in a small house in Dorsoduro in Venice.  She died at the age of 84.
At the time of her death, Rococo's style was no longer as popular as before. However, she still had a strong influence on many of the artists who started working after her syle, such as Catherine Read, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Rosalba Carriera was the first female artist to start a new style in the artistic community. Rococo's style emphasizes the use of pastel colors; spontaneous brushes, dancing lights, subtle surface tonality and a soft, elegant and charming approach to the subject. She was known for pulling white chalk in combination with darker tones to capture the shiny texture of lace and satin. She also had the talent to highlight facial features and soft stunts of fluffy hair. Nearly a century after her, many different artists were working with the pastel media in her style.