Accussa Segreta Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)

This is a rococo painting of a young woman grieving after reading a letter of betrayal from (obviously) her lover. The dress she is wearing along with the background behind her shows us that she is a typical venetian woman. This image has a soft and easy to shape quality to it because of the soft lines and bright colors. These features also add a harmony to the entire image because as you  can see nothing looks out of place. the different shades of blue in the background perfectly accentuate the emerald green dress she is wearing.Even the shadow from the roof seems to take on an importance in the harmony, giving hints to the sadness of such a situation.The woman here while being in harmony with the background art wise, seems very detached  in context. Her sadness contradicts the beautiful scene behind her.

This painting contains most, if not all, of the characteristics of the rococo style of painting. It contains the youthful quality that King Louis XIV demanded when he was ruling France. It contains all the detail and bright color of a typical rococo painting along with the lovey-dovey trend of the time. It is not as dramatic and intense as the baroque movement, rather it is more playful another property of the rococo art form. The only quality of a typical rococo painting this doesn’t have is that rather than mixing the looks of a drawing and color it looks more like a painting.

Its really pretty and I ♥ the design of the porch in the back along with her GORGEOUS dress ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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