(b. 1861, Kaposvár, d. 1927, Kaposvár)

Portrait of Riccardo Viñes Roda, Pianist

Oil on cardbooard, 97 x 69 cm
Rippl-Rónai Múzeum, Kaposvár

Rippl-Rónai portrayed the musician Riccardo Viñes Roda, who lived in Paris, when the latter visited the artist's studio after his concert at the Music Academy in Budapest. The solemn-coloured expressive portrait depicts the figure of the Catalan pianist with a fine empathy. Rippl-Rónai's ability to show the mentality of the person he portrays can be seen in many portraits he made of his artist friends in the 1910s.