the-paintrist: art-and-things-of-beauty: Mariano Fortuny y…

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Mariano Fortuny y Marsal [Spanish, 1838-1874] – The flute player.

Marià Fortuny i Marsal (complete name Marià Josep Maria Bernat Fortuny i Marsal,in Spanish: Mariano José María Bernardo Fortuny y Marsal; June 11, 1838 – November 21, 1874), known more simply as Marià Fortuny or Mariano Fortuny, was the leading Catalan painter of his day, with an international reputation. His brief career encompassed works on a variety of subjects common in the art of the period, including the Romantic fascination with Orientalist themes, historicist genre painting, military painting of Spanish colonial expansion, as well as a prescient loosening of brush-stroke and color.