During his 19th century lifetime Amedeo Preziosi was an enigmatic artist. His origins were long unknown though becoming notable for his focus on Romania as a subject. Landscapes, protraits of day-to-day life, and a fascination with the 'oriental' aura of Romanian life became his subject matter. Reaching Romania in 1868, his works document the last-half-of century when Romania came into its own as a new nation under the reign of Carol I.
|Adrian-Silvan Ionescu, PREZIOSI IN ROMANIA, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2003, source of illustrations below.|
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