Maria Zacchè

Maria Zacchè

Maria Zacchè is an Italian Artist (Mantua 1933).

She specialized in pen and ink drawings. Most of her work represent historical buildings, but she also drew allegories and religious images.[1]

Maria Zacchè: Porta Cerese, Mantua. Reconstruction of how the portal was in 1240. Pen and ink. 1980

Biography

Maria Zacchè was born in Mantua, Italy. She attended the art school in the same city and she drew during her free time while day working in a shop. During a trip to Tuscany she discover the crypta of San Miniato, that has been closed for more than one hundred of years. She drew suggestive pen and ink views of the interior of the cript. She and her colleague and friend Anna Maria Rusconi spent three months studying and drawing the cript.

In 1988 she published a book of drawing about the life of the saint San Luigi Gonzaga. The book contains 90 pen and ink drawings that symbolically represent the main steps of the life of the saint and his pilgrimage in Italy, France, and Spain. Anna Maria Rusconi wrote the life of the saint to accompany the drawings.

In 1991 she hold an exhibition of her work in the Cathedral of Mantua.

Listing of selected works

  • 1980- Porta Cerese, Mantua. Reconstruction of how the portal was in 1240. Pen and ink.
  • 1987- Basilic of S. Andrea's Doors, Mantova. Pen and ink.

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