Pietro Longhi's The Painter in His Studio

 Pietro Longhi, The Painter in His Studio, 1741–44, oil on canvas, 16 1/8 x 21 i
Pietro Longhi, The Painter in His Studio, 1741–44, oil on canvas, 16 1/8 x 21 inches, collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum

Isabella Lores-Chavez discusses an interesting painting by Pietro Longhi, The Painter in His Studio, painted between 1741–44, now on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

In the painting, she notes, that "Longhi wanted to show the world as it was. The Painter in His Studio shows the intersection of two social realities. The painter is at work with his palette and brushes, while a young woman engages in the common aristocratic practice of sitting for a portrait."