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Donna Franca Florio
(In Juxtaposition) 
jpg: Gabriella Alu'

Donna Franca Florio


From: Gabriella Alu'
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Date: Monday, March 8, 2004

 . .  notice how you can see, in the  photo of this painting [at left], Franca Florio's skirt is longer than in the other portrait [in color] and the dress is not the same, it seems to me. This is because this is the second version of the portrait. As a matter of fact,  Ignazio Florio (Franca's husband)  considered the first portrait too sensual and provocative and  he wanted that Boldini make the skirt longer..

(Editor's Note - I wonder if the image in the photo is flipped when it went to print in the book -- meaning, I wonder if in the black and white image she is suppose to be looking over her right shoulder like the other painting?)

Special thanks to Gabriella Alu'  of Palermo, Italy, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for passing along all this information.


By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 3/10/2004