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Leonardo Da Vinci's La Scapigliata, meaning 'the dishevelled' and painted in the first decade of the sixteenth century, is a sketch full of impact and elegance – as moving as it is natural. Da Vinci, known to many as the figurehead of the Italian Renaissance, was a polymath capable of contributing to the fields of mathematics, biology, anatomy, physics, engineering, and architecture. One of the most lauded artists in the history of Western art, Da Vinci was both a mirror and an engine for the new ideas and beliefs that emerged during the Renaissance. La Scapigliata, often also referred to simply as Female Head, is a powerful and stark reproduction of the natural beauty of a young woman. Resonating with warmth and respect, the sketch is no distant contemplative eye hovering over a female subject. The piece is either a study of the model's face or a preliminary sketch of the Madonna. Either way, Da Vinci's depiction of the woman with dishevelled hair was an extension of the new ways artists were portraying female subjects which would prefigure a change in the way women were viewed in society.
In La Scapigliata Da Vinci suggests, through gentle shading and soft, confident lines, that women possess an inherent beauty – beauty which he encourages the viewer to appreciate. The unkempt hair signals a wild power, a symbol of self-possession, that could not always be tamed by society or style. This emotional reproduction from life predicts the political and psychological world of late-nineteenth, and twentieth century feminism in its groundbreaking depiction of an uncontrolled, liberated, and truly feminine charisma. In La Scapigliata Da Vinci achieves a symbol of beauty and serenity, not a figure of contemplation but a figure that exists in her own right and for her own sake.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Female head (The Lady of the Dishevelled Hair) (or La Scapigliata), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Female head (The Lady of the Dishevelled Hair) (or La Scapigliata) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.