The scroll or white ribbon is marked with the words Dulce Est Amor (Love is Sweet). During the Italian Renaissance display plates were intended as engagement or wedding gifts for lovers. They celebrated the ideals of beauty and virtue, often depicting a Bella Donna, a beautiful lady, surrounded by speaking scrolls. Fascinated by this ancient tradition, Francesca Niccacci pays tribute to it in her own special way, choosing for her portraits the exquisite female beauties from the works of the most famous Italian painters. Francesca is an internationally renowned artist from Deruta.
Her work evokes the splendors of Italian Renaissance, that revive on her breathtaking istoriato scenes, portraits and elaborate scrolls. Deruta handmade ceramics - Francesca NiccacciFrancesca Niccacci is an internationally renowned artist and, before that, a charming lady. Its wonderful to listen to her when she describes her work, her restless hands touching her pieces, as if anxious to recreate once more the physical bond that every ceramicist has with clay. Talents, experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm are the main ingredients of Francescas works, which are featured in many Museums and Churches all around the world.
She mostly uses traditional techniques for her pieces: they are molded or wheel-thrown by hand, then Francescas tiny brushes do the magic. She uses five glazes only five!To achieve the dozens of color shades she needs for her sumptuous subjects, according to recipes that date back to the Renaissance. When she gets the inspiration for new subjects, she always goes through a long research and learning process, nurtured by books, exhibitions, visits to museums. She firmly believes that its impossible to create without prior knowledge.
As her daughter Iva puts it Francesca paints with her head before touching her brushes! Although most of her subjects are based on 15th to 17th-century paintings, Francesca Niccaccis works are always vividly original and maintain a strong connection with the modern lifestyle. Italian ceramics handpainted by Francesca Niccacci, DerutaUnlike many established artists in Deruta, Francesca does not come from a bloodline of ceramicists. She is convinced that her fresh start made her more independent when choosing her own artistic path. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia and immediately after she started teaching Arts.
Soon she realized that what she really wanted in life was to make pottery. Fascinated by Italian Renaissance paintings and their influence on Deruta pottery she made an in-depth study on styles, subjects, and traditional techniques that were to deeply influence her works.
The item "$1,680 SIGNED DERUTA FRANSCESCA NICCACCI HANDPAINTED ITALIAN Wall Plate 16.5" is in sale since Thursday, August 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian".The seller is "yarnival" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.