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Battle Scene Gm-00065701

Battle Scene Gm-00065701

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Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi (Lo Scheggia) (Italian (Florentine), 1406–1486) These fighting knights carry the banners of ancient feuding empires--SPQR, the banner of ancient Rome, at the left, and the dragon, that of Gaul, at the right--yet they wear contemporary gold and silver Florentine armor and joust like Florentine knights of the 1400s. The brilliant colors and simplified geometric shapes make the armored steeds look much like rocking-horses, creating a resplendent yet artificial, fairy-tale battle scene. Despite the flatness of the sumptuous painted fabrics and the mere outlines of the horses' bodies--aside from the elegantly foreshortened white horse at the right--their hooves appear to exist in three-dimensional space.

Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi knew about battles, for he was once a mercenary soldier, but he did not intend this scene as a realistic depiction of warfare. The panel originally formed the front of a cassone, or wedding chest.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.

All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .


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