Cuba, 6 Centavos 1981

Cuba, 6 Centavos 1981


CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: BB05-0302
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Cuba, 6 Centavos 1981
Country or State: Cuba
Year: 20.01-1981
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (Commonly known as Fidel Castro)
Reign: July 1961 – April 19, 2011
Face Value: 6 Centavos (6 ¢ - Cuban centavo)
Subject/Theme: Artwork of Giovanni Battista Piazzetta: La Milandera (The Spinner)
Legend: LA MILANDERA - GIOVANNI B. BATTISTA - OBRAS DE ARTE MUSEO NACIONAL
Designer:  
Edge: line 12½
Note:  
Dimensions (B x H): 33 x 45 mm
Release: 445,000
Scott Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: Michel CU 2529
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC), stamped
Rarity:  
   

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HISTORICAL NOTES

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (also called Giambattista Piazzetta or Giambattista Valentino Piazzetta) (February 13, 1682 or 1683 – April 28, 1754) was an Italian rococo painter of religious subjects and genre scenes.

Piazzetta was born in Venice, the son of a sculptor Giacomo Piazzetta, from whom he had early training in wood carving. Starting in 1697 he studied with the painter Antonio Molinari. By Piazzetta's account, he studied under Giuseppe Maria Crespi while living in Bologna in 1703–05, although there is no record by Crespi of formal tutelage. Thanks to Crespi, Carlo Cignani's influence reached Piazzetta. Piazzetta did find inspiration in Crespi's art, in which the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio was transformed into an idiom of graceful charm in his pictures of common folk. He was also greatly impressed by the altarpieces created by another Bolognese painter of a half-century earlier, Guercino.