Medium: Overglaze ceramic painted entirely by hand on a refractory plate, with ceramic oxides and finishing in matte gold, glossy gold and platinum. The work is inserted in a carved wooden frame, handcrafted with plaster and Armenian bole and covered completely by hand with gold sequin leaf.
Madonna and Child with Angels is an artwork belonging to Claudia Ciotti’s collection.
Claudia Ciotti devoted many years to training and study of the masterpieces of the art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Her ambition was to re-propose to her contemporaries the expressions and customs of the past. But she didn’t want to lose her artistic personality and originality. A sort of courageous act: reproducing work of many centuries ago, with holy themes, in an era like the 21st century. Modernity took us to appreciate abstract art, often with a dark meaning or subliminal messages. The artist, instead, decided to re-propose masterpieces that often remain inside museums and that hardly find space in modern exhibitions, with an unequivocal message. She also decided to perform these artworks using a technique almost unknown, due to the lack of adequate technologies and knowledge. That is, painting on a refractory plate with oven enamels. The technique is complicated because it requires a decision, a steady hand, and knowledge of materials and their limits. To all this, she added attention to detail and his touch of originality.