Italian Harpsichord with Grotesques

Italian Harpsichord with Grotesques

Since this instrument is modeled on instruments of the Italian school, I opted for a motif based on Italian Renaissance designs. The composition is entirely original but is inspired by the work of Rafael, Giovanni Bazzi (called il Sodoma), and Alessandro Allori. The figures are painted in gouache, and and the inside of the lid is covered with a crackle varnish as well as a warm, umber-tinted glaze.


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