dolce far niente


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dolce far niente

(ˈdoltʃe far ˈnjɛnte)
n
pleasant idleness
[literally: sweet doing nothing]
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Noun1.dolce far niente - carefree idlenessdolce far niente - carefree idleness      
idleness, idling, loafing - having no employment
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Darker in mood than Il Dolce far Niente, The Birthday still revels sensuously in the textures of furs and velvets and in closeness to a woman.
Perhaps it is because his portraits (Il Dolce far Niente and The Birthday in private collections, Bianca in Worthing, Fanny Holman Hunt in Toledo, Henry, Wentworth Monk in Ottawa, and his self-portrait in the Uffizi) are scattered that they are not widely recognised as a significant part of his work.