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22.5 Inches Tall x 31.25 Inches Wide
Lladro Fine Porcelain
Handmade in Valencia Spain
Wood Base Included
To create this sculpture, Lladro artists have drawn their inspiration from the bacchantes from Greek mythology. A symbol of women's power, the combination of sensuousness and strength evoked by this figure is accentuated by the decorative wealth of Lladro;ss High Porcelain.
Though the bacchantes from Ancient Greece were widely depicted by Renaissance and Baroque painters of the stature of Titian, Michelangelo and Rubens, the Lladro Bacchante On A Panther is closer in temperament to the one depicted by the artist William Adolphe Bouguereau (1855). The mysticism of the piece and the rich colors of her long flowing robe remind us of the woman painted by the French artist.
However, the Lladro Bacchante On A Panther includes some differentiating elements and a particular mention is deserved for the bacchantes's gestures, accentuated by her half-naked, very pale-skinned body. The clarity of color contrasts with the profusion of decorative details and dark glazes of her long skirt and, especially, of the panther she is riding on. In this regard, one might say that the bacchante irradiates light, whilst the feline represents energy and ferocity.
The Lladro Bacchante On A Panther 01001949 takes the qualities of Lladro; High Porcelain to their utmost expression. The harmonious combination of matte porcelain with the painstaking technique of glazes, hand painted by a team of truly accomplished Lladro; Figurine artists, creates a profusion of finishes. These are very dense glazes, with textures projecting from the surface of the piece. They are so astutely combined that, despite being absolutely matte, they achieve the characteristic bright effect of varnishes.
However, the complexity involved in painting the Lladro Bacchante On A Panther 01001949 goes beyond the wide variety of colors, the combination of backgrounds or textures and also affects the technical aspects of the creation. Before assembling all the parts of the piece, the abdomen of the feline has to be painted as the piece cannot be turned over. This is an additional complication, making the process of creation of this piece even more intricate for the Lladro Figurine Artists.
The only elements which are not made of porcelain are the reins. Attached to the armor, they comprise three parts: one is joined to the armor and made of porcelain, another is the golden chain used for linking the porcelain and the braided silk string, and lastly the braided silk string itself which is at the end of the reins.
Finally, an important element of the Lladro Bacchante On A Panther 01001949 worth underscoring is the base, specifically created to enhance the figurine.
OUR LLADRO PIECES ARE
Handmade At The Lladro City Of Porcelain In Valencia, Spain
Formed With The Lladro Porcelain Highly Technical Creation Process
Every Figurine Must Pass The Lladro Trial By Fire
Painted By Hand With Lladro's Subtle Chromatic Palette
Produced Through Lladro Porcelain's Inspiration For Creation
Designed By Lladro Figurines Classically Educated Artisans
Arrives In Lladro's Complex Packaging System, Guaranteeing Every Statue Is Protected
All Current Sculptures Are Covered By The Lladro Assurance Program
Every Figurine Is Stamped With The Full Tulip And Lladro Backstamp Ensuring First Quality