I am not religious. And still I am in love with a Madonna. I stood like a set piece for a long time admiring her when she was half finished on my first visit here in school in September last year. And now she is beautifully completed. The mosaic portrait interpreting the Madonna del cardellino by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770) from 1760 was started as final work in 2nd grade by the student Marielle Bonetti from Brazil last year.
The work combines stones with great red and pink color shades with smalts, marble, ceramic and more. As you may see on the photos, there is a play with different hights which makes the scarf and the whole face very plastic and touchable. That’s all I say. Watch the beauty of technique, texture and mix of materials by yourself!
Great work, Marielle Bonetti!
Best wishes to you and your twin sister Michelle for your last months here at school!