Diaz Albertini's portrait exudes lavishness and glamour. The long, knotted string of pearls, the golden bangles and the choker necklace, as well as the extravagant jewels and the expensive fur, are a mark of her place in high society and of her femininity, as she stares proudly at the viewer, comfortable in her gestures and in her own being.
Boldini’s talent as an artist was combined with an ability to capture the character of his sitters. In an article published in Les Modes, in January 1901, Count Robert de Montesquiou reflects on 'modern portrait' and how it should combine the personality of the painter and that of the model, rather than rely on photographic verisimilitude. For this reason, he saw in Boldini the modern portraitist par excellence. Boldini was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1889.
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