Four miniature porcelain paintings "Word-famous Masterpieces" in a set

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Miniature paintings on porcelain | hand-made | passe-partout | solid wood strip| Format 9.7 x 10.8 cm | 4 paintings in a set

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Four miniature porcelain paintings "Word-famous Masterpieces" in a set

Your painting gallery with world-famous works of old masters!

Miniature paintings on fine porcelain were being made for centuries mostly for aristocrat collectors. Each of these miniature paintings represents a museum-style masterpiece, applied in pure manual work on genuine Thuringian porcelain, fired twice and mounted on a pastel colored passe-partout. Finally, the shiny gold leaf edges are applied also manually. The valuable object is completed by a solid wood strip primed with several layers and sanded. Format 9.7 x 10.8 cm each.

Jean-Étienne Liotard: "A Lady Pouring Chocolate" (ca. 1744): Original: Oil on canvas, British Museum, London.
Leonardo da Vinci: "Lady with Ermine", 1488-90: Original: Oil on walnut wood, Muzeum Narodowe, Krakow.
Jan Vermeer van Delft: "The Girl with Pearl Earring", 1665: Original: Oil on canvas, Mauritiushuis, Den Haag.
Jean-Étienne Liotard: "Chocolate Girl", 1743-45: Original: Oil on canvas, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.

All four miniature paintings in a set.

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Leonardo Vinci (1452-1519) is considered the greatest polymath of the art and history of science. His inventions, works of art and studies, but also his mysterious life, deal with today science and literature.

The universal genius Leonardo da Vinci, epitome of the Renaissance man, was a painter, sculptor, architect, writer, theorist, naturalist, inventor and technician all in one. Although he had learned as an illegitimate child in the primary school barely read, write and count, he prevailed early thanks to his unique talent for training as a painter and sculptor in the workshop of Verrocchios, and soon tried to gain a position at one of the farms. Temporarily succeeded, for the Duke of Milan or for Cesare Borgia, to operate the Pope or the French King.

His life was filled with that humanistic view of humanity and universal knowledge and pressing urge, which was characteristic for its era. Constantly observing, registering, and analysing, he created alone as a scientist and engineer a huge factory. For example, he dealt with the geological information and the cloud formation, the flow of the water and the air, the bird's flight and apparatus, which should allow the flight of people.

His work as an artist is, however, less, but occupies the highest rank such as the "Last supper" and "Mona Lisa".

His artistic quest for compositions with moderate-quiet basic geometric shapes prepared the High Renaissance. His later approaches to regard the phenomenal world in their transformation by air and light, even have been expected on the Baroque painting.
Jan Vermeer is one of the most important Dutch painters of the Baroque period. The data in the life of the Dutch painter of genre based on the baptism at 31.10.1632 in Delft and his local burial at the 15.12.1675. Since there was no school of painting in Delft at that time, the son of a silk Weaver, art dealer and innkeeper received technical training. Inclusion in the Delft Guild of Saint Luke 1650 testify to for his work as a painter. Today, only 37 paintings by his hand are yet known. Thematically, he focused on the genre painting, because in his Œuvre there are only a few portraits or religious pictures.

Quiet, security and peace of mind broadcast the views of the interior. With subtle colour harmonies and subtle shadows was the Delft painter to achieve these effects. In addition, he was a master of the shortened perspective. The genre paintings show little figurine-scenes which often attributed to a vivid symbol content.

Emphasized is Vermeer's Delft Cityscape from 1661, demonstrates the naturalism of high master ship. Besides, was "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" the epitome of beauty and grace. For the painter, it was a challenge to bring the viewer into contact with the model. Cleverly makes eye contact Young woman connects, but simultaneously achieved through the body back facing away distance. Rightly seen many generations of art lovers of the extraordinary expression of the image have been fascinated.

Vermeer was seeking perfection in his paintings, so often just four pictures were taken in the year. The father of eleven children had therefore also opposed to fight financial emergency, which grew in the last years of his life. Already after his death Jan Vermeer fell into oblivion. Not until the middle of the 19th century he learned again to appreciate the quality of his images.

Epochal term for the art of the 17th century. Baroque art style that emanated from Rome in 1600 permeated fine arts, literature and music practically all over Europe within a very short time and lasted until 1770 in the fine arts. The last phase is generally characterized by the rococo.

Characteristic features include: the pulsating movement of all forms, the abolition of boundaries between architecture, painting and sculpture, that resulted in typical for the era synthesis of the arts, and especially in specific handling of light, which became an important artistic component. The subordination of the part to the whole led to the emergence of a single and, at the same time, dynamic space, which comes into full effect in the magnificent buildings of its time.

The Baroque art, with its tendency towards greatness, magnificence and rushing abundance clearly reflects the desire for representation, which was a concern of secular and ecclesiastical, especially Catholic customers strengthened through Counter-Reformation of that time. In painting, characteristic features of the Baroque, are manifested in the altar and ceiling painting, history and portrait.

The area of the sculpture is typically represented by such artists as Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and others.

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Rococo

(Rebirth). Designation of art from about 1350 until the 16th century.

A state of mind that developed in Florence in the late 14th century that was retrospectively classified as rebirth of the classical ideals of Greek and Roman antiquity. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Renaissance spread first over Italy and then all over Western Europe and determined the entire artistic creation. Such brilliant artists as Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Dürer, Holbein, Cranach and Fouquet created their immortal works by following the humanistic premises and putting a human being in the center of all thinking.

Renaissance experienced its heyday in literature through dramatic works and poems of William Shakespeare.

At the end of the 16th century, Renaissance had to make way to the luxury of baroque before its ideas had their rebirth in the classicism of the 18th century.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

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Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art
Lladró

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