Blog Posts tagged with giovanni boldini

Boldini created this stunning commissioned portrait of the famed Rita de Acosta Lydig, a work considered to be one of his greatest masterpieces.

Spirited Masterpiece: Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Posted: January 05, 2016 11:16 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Commanding. Intelligent. Charismatic. Intrepid. Few artists posses the ability to capture the essence of their subjects beyond their outward beauty. However, as seen in this breathtaking portrait of famed socialite Rita de Acosta Lydig, the great Giovanni Boldini elevates portraiture to a fluid and all-encompassing art form that reflects both Lydig’s physical and emotional allure. Touted as “the most picturesque woman in America”, Rita de Acosta Lydig was a solid fixture in late-19th and early-20th century society, and counted some of the era’s most creative icons amongst her closest f...


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