Venetian school of the early eighteenth century
The allegory of sculpture
by Paolo Caliari called Veronese (Verona 1528 - Venice 1588)
Oil on copper, cm 97 x 63
with frame 114 x 80
This allegory of sculpture (or presumably maternal love) is a work of high quality, made with the technique of copper oil, and characterized by an intense chromatic brilliance.
Our artist, working in the first part of the eighteenth century, masterfully proposed this subject, representing a seductive female figure richly decorated, dressed and coiffed like an ancient goddess. She looks at her son, a little Cupid almost naked. The 'little sculptor' still needs lessons to finish the clay satire model, which shows it to his mother, and handles the stick as if to ask for help. Little Love also needs maternal help, which could suggest an additional allegorical meaning of this representation, allusive to maternal protection and kindness.
The pictorial surface is perfectly preserved.
The copper is complete with a 19th century wooden frame.
The painting, like all our object, is sold with a certificate of authenticity with a photographic documentation.
Delevery information :
Delivery by selected professional carrier. Each piece is meticulously packed with wooden box custom built, and always assured.
Price : on request
11 000 €