Portrait of Anita Ramírez in Black
Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta
Captivated by the vivid nightlife of Parisian cabarets, Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta painted its colorful performers, including the Spanish dancer Anita Ramírez. Zuloaga matched Ramírez’s almost theatrical costuming, featuring a Spanish mantilla, or lace shawl, with her confrontational gaze and cheeky pose. Here, the famous cathedral and ancient city walls of Segovia, Spain, are reduced to a backdrop, a pictorial device the artist often employed.
Oil on canvas
75 1/8 x 51 1/2 in. (190.8 x 130.8 cm)
frame: 3 × 80 × 56 in., 77 lb. (7.6 × 203.2 × 142.2 cm, 34.93kg) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "I. Zuloaga"
Museum Collection Fund
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Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945). Portrait of Anita Ramírez in Black, 1916. Oil on canvas, 75 1/8 x 51 1/2 in. (190.8 x 130.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 18.41 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 18.41_SL1.jpg)
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