Salvator Rosa, 1651 - Democritus Meditation - fine art print

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Original description from Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) website (© Copyright - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark) - Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark))

The painting is a companion piece to Diogenes Throwing Away his Bowl, also by Rosa. Both pictures were painted between 1650 and 1651 and are counted among Rosa’s principal works.

The painting's motif Democritus is shown deep in thought with a book in his lap among heaps of bones and the debris of human activity. Books, papers, a helmet, and artist’s brushes are buried in piles of bones and skulls.

The melodramatic pose is a reference to the Ancient writer’s descriptions of the stoic philosopher Democritus as a lonely scholar: The crumbling objects refer to his idea that everything is made up of atoms, the antique sarcophagi and sepulchral urns to Pliny’s tale that he frequently haunted burial places.

Other details refer to his studies of ethics, astronomy, physics, mathematics, literature, music, and medicine, but everything is transient like the smoke from the vessel behind him, and everything has an end, as symbolised by the fallen obelisks and the ivy covering the ruins.

A vanitas picture Rosa painted a vanitas picture, i.e. a piece that addresses the futility of human endeavour and the inevitability of death. The Collection of Prints and Drawings owns a copy of Rosa’s own etching of the picture.

General article specification

In 1651 Salvator Rosa painted this classic art artpiece Democritus Meditation. Today, this piece of art is in the the digital collection of Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), which is the largest museum of fine arts in Denmark and is attached to the Danish Ministry of Culture.. The classic art masterpiece, which belongs to the public domain is being included with courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark.: . What is more, the alignment is portrait and has an image ratio of 9 : 16, meaning that the length is 45% shorter than the width. The actor, poet, musician, painter, printmaker Salvator Rosa was an artist, whose art style can primarily be classified as Baroque. The Baroque artist lived for 58 years, born in 1615 in Naples, Napoli province, Campania, Italy and passed away in 1673.

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  • Aluminium dibond (metal print): Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with an outstanding effect of depth. The Aluminium Dibond Print is the ideal introduction to art reproductions with aluminum. For the Direct Aluminium Dibond print, we print the selected artpiece on the aluminium composite surface. The bright & white sections of the work of art shine with a silk gloss, however without glow. The colors are bright and vivid in the highest definition, the details of the print appear crisp.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster print is a UV printed canvas paper with a nice structure on the surface. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the canvas poster print we add a white margin of around 2-6cm round about the painting in order to facilitate the framing.
  • The canvas print: The printed canvas mounted on a wood frame. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy and straightforward to hang your Canvas print without the help of extra wall-mounts. A canvas print is suitable for all types of walls.
  • Printed acrylic glass (with real glass coating): The print on acrylic glass, often described as a plexiglass print, will convert the original into wonderful décor. Additionally, it offers a viable alternative option to dibond or canvas art prints. Your artwork is being custom-made thanks to state-of-the-art UV direct printing machines.

The painter

Name: Salvator Rosa
Additional names: rosa salvatore, Savator Rosa, Salvater Rossa, S. Rossa, Salvatore Rosi, S Rosa, Salvat. Rosa, Salvator-Roza, Salvator Roza, Salvator Roze, Rosa Salv., Salvatore Rosa Napolitano, Salvatoriello, Salvador Rosa, Salvatoriello di Rosa, Salvator Rosa, Salvatorino, S.V. Rosa, Salvator Rossa, de Romynsche Roos, Salvata, Salvador Roosa, Sal Rosa, Salvatore, Romynsche Roos, Salv.e Rosa, Savator Rossa, Salv. Rosa, Salv. Rossa, De Roos, Salvadore Rosa, Salvador, Salvatorello di Rosa, Salvatore Rosa, Salva or Rosa, Salvatorello Rosa, Salvatore di Rosa, Rom. Rose, Rosa Salvatore, Sal. Rosa, Savaltorose, Salavator Rosa, Salvr. Rosa, Salvator-Rosa, Salva. Rosa, Salvator Rosa di Roma, Salvatore Roza, Salvator-Rose, Salvator, Roza Sal'vator, Salv. Rose, Rosa, S. Rose, S Rosa, Salvatorello, Rosa, S. V. Rosa, Rosa Le Romain, Sal. Rose, Salvalorosa, Salvato Rosa, Salvato Rose, Salbador de Rojas, Salvator Rose, Salvator Ros, Rosa S., S. Rosa, Italiaansche Roos, Salvator Roosa, Salvata Rosa, Salvatore dj rosa, Rosa Salvator, Seb. Rosa, Salvat.e Rosa, Sal. V. Rosa, Sal: Rosa, רוזה סלווטור, Salvator de Rosa, Salvater Rosa, Rosa Salvator, Salvatre Rosa, Salbador de Rossa, S: Rosa, Salvad.e Rosa, Römischen Roose, Salvadore, Rose, Salvator Rore, Rosa, Salvator Rosi
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: Italian
Jobs: printmaker, painter, musician, actor, poet
Country of origin: Italy
Classification: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Life span: 58 years
Year born: 1615
Born in (place): Naples, Napoli province, Campania, Italy
Died in the year: 1673
Died in (place): Rome, Roma province, Lazio, Italy

Structured artwork information

Work of art title: "Democritus Meditation"
Artwork categorization: painting
General category: classic art
Temporal classification: 17th century
Artwork year: 1651
Approximate age of artwork: more than 360 years
Museum / collection: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Place of the museum: Copenhagen, Denmark
License: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

The product

Article classification: art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing (digital print)
Production: German-made
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended product use: wall art, wall picture
Artwork alignment: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 9 : 16 - length : width
Image ratio implication: the length is 45% shorter than the width
Available material choices: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 50x90cm - 20x35", 100x180cm - 39x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 50x90cm - 20x35", 100x180cm - 39x71"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 50x90cm - 20x35"
Aluminium dibond print size variants: 50x90cm - 20x35"
Frame: no frame

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