Color Palettes: Francesco Hayez (1791-1882), Part Iby Matthew Innis |
The painter Francesco Hayez was arguably one of the most important artists in nineteenth-century Europe. His prolific output and his influential teaching contributed to the culture and spirit of the newly-unified Italy in a way that is immeasurable. Though today his name – like that of so many of his contemporaries – has faded, his artwork has endured. One image in particular . . .