The painting features an attractive young woman, semi-nude, her head thrown back in exaltation while in her private residence. Measuring 16 3/4" by 19 3/4" and 25" by 29" framed, the work is signed at lower right "Claudio Sacchi" in a long hand style signature, and is titled on the reverse "Profundo" and signed there again. I am going to represent this as a work by listed Italian artist Claudio Sacchi, born 1953, though there appears to be some suggestion that this might be perhaps an earlier work of the artist. A website devoted to Claudio Sacchi displays highly finished, detailed works in a style called "Magic Realism". These paintings often feature a female nude, and other figures in dream--like or fantasy settings. The signatures on these paintings are generally in capital, block letters. The present work is more impressionistic, and more loosely executed, compared to the works shown on the website, but the imagery of the young woman throwing her head back appears elsewhere in a work on Sacchi's website. Claudio Sacchi was born in 1953 in Pesaro, Italy. He attended art school in Urbino and Florence, his first one-man exhibition held in Florence in 1977. Sacchi's works have been exhibited in major Italian cities and elsewhere in Europe, to much acclaim. His imagery and style can trace their origin to the works of the Italian Renaissance. The present painting came from a fine Beverly Hills estate, and is in excellent condition. A fine silvery frame complements the work.
Contemporary Italian painting of nude by listed artist Claudio Sacchi (1953-)