Muses From Rome - Daniele Lanzarotta

This gallery includes works of art featuring women throughout history in Italy – Rome.

Bust of a Woman – This bronze sculpture features a woman whose eyes are wide open and alert. Her hair is up and gives an insight on how people wore their hair during that time. She is frowning, a common feature found in sculptures from that time frame. Her eyes are the features that stand out the most, not just because of its color compared to the rest of the sculpture, but also because of material used, which is extremely well preserved.
Coin Bank Shaped as a Beggar Girl - This bronze sculpture features a young girl, sitting on the ground, barefoot, and reaching one of her hands out to beg for money. Her other hand points at the coin slot. Although she is barefoot and begging, based on her clothes, hair, and figure, she doesn't show common signs of poverty.
Portrait of a Woman as Cybele features a woman in power. Cybele sits on a throne, wearing a crown. Her clothes, posture, serious expression, and most importantly, the lion looking at up at her, are all details that emphasize her power and dominance.
Portrait Bust of a Woman - This sculpture shows a woman who seems to be of high status. Elements of fashion stand out. Her clothes and hair, which is up in a complex hairdo, are very detailed and a sign of her elegancy and class.
Madonna of the Candelabra - This painting features Madonna and child, with two angels - one on each side. The child’s love for Madonna is expressed in his content facial expression, and posture – his legs, crossed, while his hands rest on Madonna. The angels watch the child as Madonna looks at one of them with a relaxed and loving expression. The colors of the painting are soft in contrast with the dark background, putting emphasis on their soft features.
Judith Cutting Off the Head of Holofernes - This painting illustrates a tragic story of seduction and murder. Holofernes is lying down while a woman holds on to his wrist with one hand while holding a lit candle with the other. She shines the light on his upper body. The lighting in contrast with the dark background puts emphasis on Judith's actions as she slashes Holofernes' throat.
This painting features the Countess of Tournon, sitting on a chair. Her clothes, curly hair, and headpiece, are indications of the fashion for that time frame. Although she is a figure of power, she has a relaxed posture and she smiles - elements that are emphasized by the use of lighting and light colors.
This dramatic sculpture shows Beatrice Cenci, laying down and holding a rosary. Her posture and overall body language indicate vulnerability and sadness.
This black and white portrait of Emma Carelli features the operatic soprano in her element. She wears a long, light color dress of a fancy material, a matching hat, and necklace. She also holds an umbrella with a delicate design. The lighting draws attention to her elegant posture, clothes, and accessories.
This 1940 black and white photograph, features an elderly hardworking Italian woman, smiling for the camera. She is wearing warm, dark clothes, and is holding a wooden type basket. She is near water, which indicates that the linens in the basket could be laundry. Her smile is quite a different sight compared to many works of art featuring Italian women.
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