Market Day in Constantinople, Alberto Pasini
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Berkshire Museum (no full image).
Pasini was known for his Orientalist paintings of locations and subjects in the eastern Mediterranean. Here he renders not only the exotic architecture in the city (now known as Istanbul), but the bustling market with a wealth of detail. Unfortunately, I can’t find information on the dimensions of the painting, but many of Pasini’s detailed paintings were not particularly large.
Link: Market Day in Constantinople, Google Art Project
3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Alberto Pasini’s Market Day in Constantinople”
Such a wonderful application of drawing and paint to balance detail and suggestion, near and far.
Added it to my Google Art collection. Thanks Charley.
Was this done in the late 1800’s ?
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