Sibyl

Face painting of a Sibyl. Art Reproduction by Pietro Perugino

Sacred icon made with tempera and pure gold leaf on table.
Painted by Silvia Salvadori. Made with the original technique of the 15th century Sienese school.

Description

This work by Silvia Salvadori is distinguished by the elegance of the figure of the young Sibilla, painted using delicate pastel colors. The eyes are a celestial blue , appear crystalline and light. The girl's golden hair is elegantly interwoven with transparent silk ribbons. Using the egg-tempera technique that gives extraordinary light to painting, Silvia Salvadori has been able to give an almost epidermal body to this beautiful face of the young Sibilla.
Silvia also provided for a careful reconstruction of the purple red brocade dress.

Original: The fresco depicting the Sibillites is preserved at the Auditorium of the Collegio del Cambio in Perugia, once the seat of the Local Exchange. The cycle of frescoes painted by Pietro Perugino dating back to 1496-1500 marks the pinnacle of his career. In the lunettes are represented the four cardinal Virtues, depicted in a series of antiquity figures, and the theological Virtues, to which the episodes of Christ's life refer.

On the right wall is the figure of Cato, a symbol of wisdom. In the first lunette, Prudence and Justice over six ancient wounds. On the dividing pillar is the self-portrait of Perugino. The second lunette is the Fortress and Temperance and above six ancient heroes. In the bottom wall are the two lunettes of Transfiguration and Nativity.

Original: The fresco depicting the Sibillites is preserved at the Auditorium of the Collegio del Cambio in Perugia

Measures

Technique: Tempera on a Gold Leaf, gold engravings made with gold scratch technique, gold 23 K, on antique table.

Notes: Painted on the background by Silvia Salvadori. Sibilla gold background icon. Study of the face of a Sibyl.

Availability: Item Sold. (Available on commission)

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