St. Mary Magdalene

Icon of Saint Mary Magdalene. Art reproduction by Silvia Salvadori drawn from Sano di Pietro. Study of Sano di Pietro's painting.

Sacred icon made with tempera and pure gold on wood. Work performed with the ancient pictorial techniques of the Sienese school of the fifteenth century.
Sizes: 10 x 20 cm

Categories: Sienese Renaissance



In this work, Silvia Salvadori tried to cure in every detail the figure of Mary Magdalene, giving her extreme elegance and lightness to her hair. There is a great naturalistic yield and a wise use of color, always shimmering and full of vibrant light in the palette of Silvia Salvadori. The alabaster blanket with well-drawn veins has been painted with few and sharp brush strokes, creating an effect of desired transparency.  The kingship of the Virgin Magdalene is made even more evident by the fine ermine fur that falls along the garment of a light purple. Even in this work Silvia Salvadori wanted to resume in the delicate tones of the face all the grace and beauty of the brushstroke of Simone Martini. Refined and elegant is finally the long band consisting of a geometric golden weave placed at the closure of the mantle. History: Sano di Pietro, was active since 1428 and was artistically trained at Sassetta. Sano di Pietro was one of the most important 400th Sienese painters. One of the first works of Sano di Pietro was the "Coronation of the Virgin" painted in about 1440 in Siena. In 1444 painted two tables depicting "St. Bernardin preaching in Siena »and« St. Bernardin preaching in St. Francis Square, "both kept in the main room in the Cathedral of Siena.  The two works of remarkable charm and beauty, arouse interest in many archaeologists and historians. Sano di Pietro left us a huge production, preserved largely in Siena and in the province. His best works are characterized by a great sophistication of design, color and a wise use of gold and gold decoration. These works reveal the gentle religiosity of Sano, devoid of sentimentality and still a daughter of austerity throughout the thirteenth century.
Sizes: 10 x 20 cm
Technique: Tempera and gold jewelery on an antique table, engraved on gold. Work performed with the ancient pictorial techniques of the 15th century Sienese school.

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