Art in front of a lens
This collection brings together figures, mainly of women and children, in 19th-century dress, posing as though in front of a lens.
Ritratto di signora (1859) by Celentano BernardoLa Galleria Nazionale
Ritratto di signora (1860) by Giuseppe AbbatiLa Galleria Nazionale
Ritratto di giovinetta (1890) by Vannutelli ScipioneLa Galleria Nazionale
Fashion is one of the phenomena most subject to changes in taste with the passing of time.
Ritratto della Signora Pantaleoni (1894) by Antonio ManciniLa Galleria Nazionale
Ritratto della figlia Irene (1897) by Cesare TalloneLa Galleria Nazionale
Ritratto di signora (1903) by Paul Albert BesnardLa Galleria Nazionale
Fashion in XIX Century portraiture
A person's individual taste also evolves throughout their lifetime. Changes to the clothing being worn cause a shift in the image of the self that is communicated to the outside world.
Ritratto di signora (1855) by Domenico IndunoLa Galleria Nazionale
Ritratto della fidanzata (1863) by Pietro SaltiniLa Galleria Nazionale
Nerina Badioli (1865 - 1866) by Antonio PuccinelliLa Galleria Nazionale
Outfits and accessories assumed a crucial role in XIX century portraiture, as they were a sign of
belonging to bourgeois society. This was bolstered by the contemporaneous developments in
photographic technology, which helped artists to define the model for the first time, in the process
replacing the graphic arts.
Ritratto di Teresa Maglione Oneto (1879) by Domenico MorelliLa Galleria Nazionale
Signora in aperta campagna (1889) by Giacomo GrossoLa Galleria Nazionale
La visita (1868) by Silvestro LegaLa Galleria Nazionale
This is clearly shown in the triptych by Giuseppe de Nittis, which was also completed with the aid of a photograph.