The glorious Piazza San Marco, known in English as St Mark's Square, one of the most visited tourist sites in the world. It was called "the drawing room of Europe" by Napoleon due to its popularity among European aristocrats.
The painting depicts a morning scene of San Marco already bustling with people. The ‘Lion of Venice’ stood tall on a massive column in the foreground. Seen across the Square is San Giorgio Maggiore, a sixteenth-century Benedictine church. Gondolas lined the shores of the Grand Canal. A soft sunlight casts long shadows of buildings, lamp posts and people.
The painting was rendered in multiple layers of paint using varied brush strokes to produce dynamic effect and movement. The color scheme is soothing.
This is a one-of-a-kind original oil painting, a sophisticated and classic addition to any art collection.
oil on canvas, ready to frame
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