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Claudia Ciotti

Madonna and Child (Lorenzetti)

Artist: Claudia Ciotti (Italy)

Title: Madonna and Child (Lorenzetti)

Date: 2019

Medium: entirely hand-painted ceramic on a white porcelain ground plate, with ceramic oxides and with finishes in platinum and glossy and opaque pure gold.

Dimension (cm):

L 30

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H 40

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W 5

Weight (kg): 10,6

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Madonna and Child is an artwork belonging to Claudia Ciotti’s collection.

Claudia Ciotti here has created a wonderful work inspired by a similar one performed by Pietro Lorenzetti (Siena, circa 1280/85 – circa 1348) was an Italian painter of the fourteenth century, one of the masters of the Sienese school. He was the elder brother of Ambrogio Lorenzetti. From 1310 to 1320 he participated in the large decorative construction site of the Lower Basilica of Assisi, with Martini and other Florentine painters of the school of Giotto; in particular, he worked in the south transept at the service of Cardinal Napoleone Orsini, frescoing scenes from the Passion of Christ, in which he demonstrated that he had developed an autonomous figurative language that synthesized Sienese art and Giotto’s language. Lorenzetti subsequently went to Siena, wherein in 1329 he painted the great Pala del Carmine, formerly in the Carmine church. The Madonna is seated on the throne, in solemn plasticity reminiscent of Giotto’s Madonna di Ognissanti, especially in the full-bodied shades of the face. In more mature works he appears influenced by his brother Ambrogio Lorenzetti, where the more Florentine Giottism is diluted in naturalistic and luministic research. Towards 1340 he painted the altarpiece of the blessed Humility, for a Florentine church, while the Madonna enthroned with Child among eight angels comes from Pistoia (1340).

Obviously, it is not a simple makeover, but the skill of an artisan-artist who knows how to retrace the wonders of the history of art, through absolutely different execution techniques. Here it is no longer the brushstroke on a canvas, but the one on refractory stone, which involves countless executive and design difficulties.
The artist intends to give those who know how to appreciate this artistic genre a unique work both for quality and realization.

Technique: entirely hand-painted ceramic on a refractory plate, with ceramic oxides and with polished pure gold finishes

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