Marianetti’s: Sistine Chapel Inspiration

Marianetti’s: Sistine Chapel Inspiration

Louise Marianetti felt it important to master her drawing early in life and looked to the highest standard of Michelangelo.  This rendering of his Libyan Sibyl in the Sistine chapel is a fine example of her mastery.

For you Michelangelo fans a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art of Michelangelo’s drawings is currently on view.

Louise E. Marianetti, born in Providence, RI, was a talented painter known for her egg tempera, oils, pastels and drawings. After her professional art training she enjoyed a long and productive career painting and exhibiting her work. The artist garnered critical reviews from the Providence Journal, New York Times and Fort Worth Star. She is listed in Who Was Who in American Art.

Marianetti is distinguished for her exacting technique and refinement of the egg tempera medium, a tribute to the early Renaissance artists. Her realistic approach transcends to a worldly realm that leaves viewers with the impression of a super real or magical mysticism. Leaving egg tempera behind in later artistic life, Marianetti showed her versatility and command of the pastel medium establishing a strong collector base and exhibiting frequently. She showed in numerous groups and one person exhibits throughout her lifetime.

Louise Marianetti (1916 – 2009)
Copy Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Libyan Sibyl
Tempera on Paper 54” x 44” $1,500.