Collage of an old Italian violoncello (Central Italy mid 19th century) and authentic documents, newspapers, letters, stamps from Central Italy (Pesaro, Urbino, Gubbio) mostly around 1850-1880 and a banknote from Tuscany from 1870.
When my family and me visited Central Italy for two weeks in 2019, we could see those impressive little towns in Marche and Umbria in person. Unforgettable!
You can find a very rare Italian bisected stamp on cover from the region of Ancona from April 16th, 1855. Bisected stamps were allowed for local use in Central Italy, though quite rare.
The famous Renaissance couple Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro, Countess of Urbino are portrayed as a mid 19th century print. The original oil painting is shown in Florence. I have used a view of Urbino (magazine from 1877) similar to how Urbino presented itself to me at the late summer day of 2019.
Vinci, a village near Florence is the birth place of Leonardo, from whom I have painted his "LA SCAPIGLIATA" here. Leonardo`s most famous painting is "LA GIOCONDA or MONA LISA", presented at the Louvre, Paris.
Oil and Italian antiquities on canvas, 130x90cm², XI/2021-IV/2022, collection of artist
UNICUM, if you are interested it is possible to make this customized or ask me for purchase. By the way: The historical cello can be joined together, but the table has much damages. The maple back without soundpost crack can be sold to a new owner of the artwork.
© Daisuke Schneider, www.instagram.com/daisukeartcom/, Germany, 2022