The Virgin with the bowl - Correggio
This print representing a drawing by Corrège, which is a preparatory sketch kept in the Louvre's graphic arts department. The painting of the Virgin in the Bowl (1529-1530) is now kept at the National Gallery of Parma in Italy.
This sitting virgin whose gaze is on the Child on the right at her feet but whose hands stretch towards this bowl on the left generates an undulation of the composition so dear to Correggio and which perfectly embodies the elegance and refinement of her art.
Alphonse Alexandre Leroy, etcher and chisel engraver, was particularly keen to reproduce in facsimile the drawings from the Louvre collection and private collections, published by him in albums between 1860 and 1880. The Chalcography of the Louvre has a large number of its plates and thus responds to its vocation to offer a wide public the privilege of one day owning a quality replica of drawings chosen among the greatest artists of all time, let us only mention: Raphael, Correggio, Veronese, Titian... For collectors and drawing students.
An artist from Parma, Corrège created a very personal style with a wide range of influences. It is best known for its painted domes with very innovative dynamism: that of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma (1520-1523) and the cathedral of Parma (1526-1529). He was also the author of numerous easel paintings, and synthesized Leonardo da Vinci's sfumato, Giorgione's tonalities and Raphael's elegance. His religious and secular compositions offer a play of oblique and light that enhances the characters in movement.
Print on applied Japanese paper:
Made in Asia, this paper provides exceptional line accuracy and reveals the engraver's prowess. Its extreme lightness requires that it be glued on another sheet of paper. This operation, which must be carried out at the time of printing, requires a high level of technical expertise.
- Delivery :
- Order shipped directly from the Art Workshops within 3 weeks
- Copper plate size :
- Dimensions :
- 33 x 50 cm
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
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- Reference :
- Author :
- Antonio Allegri, dit Le Corrèg