Collection: Eugene de Blaas

Eugene de Blaas – a beautiful Italian painter

Eugene de Blaas was also known as Eugene von Blaas. He was born on 24th July 1843 in Albano, a place near Rome.  He was an Italian painter who used to take classes from the school academic classicism. His father's name was Karl, and he was from Tyrol. Further, he got his painting skills from his father as his father was also a painter, and he used to teach him.  His mother's name was Agnesia Auda; she was from Italy and a well-to-do roman woman. The whole family moved to Venice because Karl got a professor job at the Academy of Venice, where he used to paint portraits, scenic beauty of Venice, and religious paintings.

Early life

His father was one of the most talented portrait painters in Roman society. He became the art teacher to Eugene and his younger brother Julius. After years of hard work and teaching from his father, he became a painter of the Venetian genre, and his brother Julius established himself as an artist in the animal and military scene. In 1875- 1891 von Blaas portrayed his most famous twelve works at the royal academy, London.

A portrait of Venetian beauties

Eugene's works are quite colorful and beautiful. His portrait shows Venetian women dressed in beautiful satin dresses, glazing jewelry, and hairstyles of rich people. Most of the paintings are based on the modern period of Venice. When the portraits were displayed in Mostra Nazionale di Venezia for exhibition, he grabbed a lot of attention. One of the art critics, Luigi Chirtani, called all his paintings beautiful, pretty, cleaned and polished. 

His important works that are still showcased in art galleries are La forma nuziale in sacrestiaLa tombola in Campielo a VeneziaUna scena di burattini in un educanciatu; and La Ninetta. He had made so many arts; one of them is on the balcony, which is a private collection. It portrays the colorful and theatrical period of Venetian society. Eugene explained the life of gondoliers, fisherfolks, and beautiful Venetian ladies. The titles of his paintings, "the love letter," "the suitor," depict the life of the women in those portraits.

Death

All of his artworks are very beautiful in their own way. He died on  10th July 1931. His works are showcased in museums like the Gallery of Art New South Wales  Bournemouth; Leicester; Nottingham; Sheffield; Vienna; Melbourne, and Sydney.

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