Unknown Landscape Painting - "Florentine Hillside Cottage"
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"Florentine Hillside Cottage"

Circa 1950

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Mid 20th century Florentine pietra dura plaque. Unsigned and stamped verso Gina Contini, which was a gallery located in Piazza S. Croce, the main square in Florence. In good condition and overall framed is 6.75 by 5.75 inches. Pietra dura (Italian: [ˈpjɛːtra ˈduːra]) or pietre dure [ˈpjɛːtre ˈduːre] is a term for the inlaytechnique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible". Stability was achieved by grooving the undersides of the stones so that they interlocked, rather like a jigsaw puzzle, with everything held tautly in place by an encircling 'frame'. Many different colored stones, particularly marbles, were used, along with semiprecious, and even precious stones. It first appeared in Rome in the 16th century, reaching its full maturity in Florence.

Details

  • Creation Year
    Circa 1950
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 5.25 in. x W 4.25 in. x D .75 in.H 13.34 cm x W 10.8 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU141796903
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