J. Rozentāls - Princess with a monkey
Princess and the Monkey (1913) is arguably the most famous painting of the renowned Latvian artist, Janis Rozentals. The beautifully delicate composition showcases the aesthetics of the Art Nouveau era. The painting exudes gentle beauty, playfulness and charm.
Janis Rozentals (1866-1919) is one of the most important Latvian artists with an everlasting impact on the formation of the national art in Latvia. An innovator and an artist of striking individuality, Rozentals was among those who brought Latvian art to the level of other European nations. Always hard working, Janis Rozentāls spent most of his time in his studio. He is known to have painted with a cigarette in one hand, chain-smoking. Rozentals was a celebrity, popular and loved. His home created together with his wife, Finnish opera singer, Elli Forssell, was a favorite meeting place of Latvian intellectuals who regularly gathered there for literary and musical evenings.
Limited edition quality art print from Latvia. Original property of the LNMA. Size 84x36cm