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Rita Levi Montalcini by francoclun Rita Levi Montalcini by francoclun
Old portrait (2009) of a gentle lady. Pencil, as usual, on watercolor paper Fabriano
A4 format
Rita Levi-Montalcini (born 22 April 1909, is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF).

30/12/2012 Update: The beautiful lady died, today is a very sad day
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vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work! Love this!! ...oh I think it's super kool that she was a neurologist...I have an interest in neurology!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to know :D She was an incredible woman :D Thanks for the compliments :D
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hai sempre avuto un'attenzione pazzesca per i dettagli, come vedo!!! :omg:
Bravissimo!!! :clap:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie, Luca, ma ci sono così tante cose da imparare che penso non finiremo mai di cercare soluzioni sempre nuove e più efficaci. Ma in fondo è proprio questa una delle ragioni che ci spinge a disegnare. Stai esponendo da qualche parte (siamo in estate, magari non è una brutta idea fare un salto in Sardegna ;-)) :D
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, non sto esponendo al momento. Ma approfittane comunque per visitare la Sardegna! ;)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Awesome work!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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BrossUno Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Wow, the detail on her face is amazing. And she was a neurologist? Assuming my math is correct, she lived over a hundred years old? She sounds like an interesting woman. I can see why she'd make a great portrait.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes she was a great woman and a lovely lady :D
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azraelashes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
this is absolutely amazing!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
She looks very regal and elegant.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, she was. Thanks a lot :D
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victorcuba Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this drawing up to the last wrinkle
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :D I'm so glad and happy that you Love it! :D
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victorcuba Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
jaja you so nice to comment back
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Yukkichan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Wow è stupendo! :o bravissimo!!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie mille. Sono contento che ti piaccia :D
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adavesseth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a wonderful portrait of what seems to be a a wonderful woman! She looks so kind and intelligent. I'm sorry to hear that she passed away.
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im glad you think so! Thanks :D
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
bellissimo!!! nn ho più parole per dirti quanto sei bravo!!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
E' vecchiotto, ma l'ho inserito qui purtroppo solo qualche giorno prima che se ne andasse :D
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chibi-stella Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
ho visto, purtoppo una grave perdita... cmq il suo ritratto è stupendo... te l'ho già detto vero?
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markstewart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great lines, very nice work around her mouth .. so much going on there, i like it :D
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is an old portrait, feautured just a few days before her death. Great woman :D Thanks, Mark :D
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Zeleinad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
saputa la notizia, visto tra l'altro il volto interessante, avevo pensato : beh magari le dedico un ritratto...poi mi son ricordato che gia' qualcuno ci aveva pensato :D

riuscire ad arrivare, con quella testa poi, a 103 anni è una gran cosa.

disegno molto bello, anche se della vecchia collezione!

ne approfitto per augurarti buon anno!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Buon anno anche a te, Daniele. Mi è spiaciuto per Rita Levi Montalcini, avevo messo il disegno solo qualche giorno prima. Grande donna :D
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
A great dame for sure, and a beautiful portrait of her!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is a great portrait! All the detail is exquisite but what really makes it for me is how the shadow seems to split the image diagonally. Really powerful contrast :)
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot. I'm a bit sad because she died just yesterday :(
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is sad :( but she lived a long life and contributed to humanity much more than most of us ever will. RIP
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MadBunniFun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Brilliant!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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82-carleixoons-95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
an incredible work! My sincerely congratulations!! :D
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I appreciate the kind words thank you :D
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Great details!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very kind of you. Thanks :D
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking :wow:
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Shelley :D
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime, my friend!
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ivica-r Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Stunning, as usual!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you, I'm glad that you think so :D
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
In soli 3 anni hai fatto immensi progressi! :D E' bello vedere i tuoi vecchi lavori!
Come vanno questi giorni, Franco? Hai scritto la lettera a Babbo Natale? :D
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ciao, Dragos. Grazie mille. Niente letterina, sto impazzendo su un disegno che mi ha portato via 90 ore di lavoro fino a ora, e sono ancora lontanuccio dal finire, spero di potermici dedicare di più nelle vacanze e di finire nel 2012 :D
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
90 ore sono parecchie... Non vedo l'ora di vedere il risultato! ;) Io non ho disegnato da un bel pò, spero di fare qualcosina il prima possibile.
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susanjo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
You are so very good Franco!! Sensational work as always!!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. As always, it's a pleasure read your comments :D
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JowanaAlHindi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are my inspiration!
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francoclun Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I'm officially embarrassed and pleased :D
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