Federico Maldarelli  Still-Life Painting - Le Coucher
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Federico Maldarelli
Le Coucher

1863

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Federico Maldarelli often painted portraits, and "Le Coucher("AThe Sleeper"), one of a pair, is an exquisite example of the neo-classical style in which he painted, often using beautiful Neopolitan women from aristocratic families. Maldarelli, whether in his religious altarpieces and murals or his portraits of aristocrats or illustrious personalities, believed devoutly in the power of beauty to elevate and refine the human spirit. His accessories always are basic and simple, allowing the beauty of the face to be all important. In "Le Coucher@ the gently sweeping curves in the woman=s hair and at the base of the pillow are repeated again in the folds of the sheets and the contour of her nightclothes. A bright clear light is reflected off of the pillow and her face and, more subtly off of the rich gold color of the sheets. Everything in this painting enhances rather than distracts or distances the viewer from the main focus of the work - a beautiful young woman who is asleep.

Details

  • Artist
    Federico Maldarelli (Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1863
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Signed and dated "1863", Lower Right
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 29.88 in. x Dm 24.38 in.H 75.9 cm x Dm 61.93 cm
  • Diameter
    24.38 in. (61.93 cm)
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    LU56711965933
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Framed size 34.5" x 28.75"Price: $19,000
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