Market in Constantinople by Alberto Pasini was created in 1868. The painting is in Thyssen Bornemisza Museum Madrid. The size of the work is 23,5 x 40 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
This small but fascinating oil gathers all the elements of Alberto Pasini’s favourite theme, here expressed with an elegance and bright luminarism that produce a striking effect. The painting, signed and dated in 1868 (it is therefore part of the series of studies made by the artist in Constantinople between 1867 and 1869) represents a scene crowded with figures close to some moored boats loaded with goods and with limp sails, the sea and the unfailing Yeni Djami mosque. (read more in Thyssen Bornemisza Museum)
About the Artist: Italian painter Alberto Pasini was born in Busseto. He is best known for depicting Orientalist subjects in a late-Romantic style. At the age of 17 years, in the Academy of Fine Art of Parma. He studied landscape painting and drawing. By 1852, he exhibited a series of thirty designs, made into lithographs, depicting various castles around Piacenza, Lunigiana and Parma. In 1853 his lithograph of The Evening gained him admittance to the Paris Salon, and to the workshop of the famous Théodore Chassériau… read more