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Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni Framed Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Dominico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494), in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Noted for her heavenly beauty shown in profile to signify virtue, Giovanna died in childbirth, the venerated young bride of an influential Florentine family with links to the Medicis. Her husband's love is reflected in the inscription found on the cartouche in the background of the portrait: "If only art could reproduce the character and spirit! In all the world a more beautiful painting will not be found." Ghirlandaio, a celebrated portraitist, had several prominent patrons and himself was one of Michelangelo's earliest teachers. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
- Includes picture wire and hardware for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present, check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
About The Artist
Dominico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494)
Renaissance painter whose many apprentices included the great Michelangelo. Ghirlandaio paintings frescoes and altarpieces are keenly observed and old-fashioned an appealing style to his Florentine patrons.
Although not an innovator of the realism school Ghirlandaio did find success in the genre in the 15th century painting religious frescoes and easel pictures as well as recognizable Florentine landscapes and personages.
Ghirlandaio is particularly distinguished for his frescoes among which is The Last Supper originally painted life-sized in 1480 for the refectory of the Church of Ognissanti in Florence. Ghirlandaio's painting style was both grand and decorative keeping with the 15th-century restrained and classical style as can be seen in Adorazione dei Pastori. This Ghirlandaio work was originally an altarpiece for the Sasetti Chapel and also displays the Dutch influence on Ghirlandaio's style.
Not until the late 19th century did Ghirlandaio receive the ranking of leading Florentine painter of the 15th century due to the high degree of realism in his work as well as his devotion to honesty and truth in art.
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Weights & Dimensions
- Medium: 20.5"Wx28.5"H framed (13"Wx21"H image size, 4"W frame), 6 lbs.