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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Back to Roma

Borghese Trees (Rome), 2008
Original, oil on stretched canvas
9" x 12" unframed
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Another place our travel group visited while in Rome was the Borghese Gallery. The museum was built between 1613-1616 as the villa of Cardinal Borghese, a nephew of Pope Paul V. The Cardinal had a good eye for the Baroque sculpture of Bernini, and paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens, Raphael, and Cranach, to mention a few. He filled his 2-story villa with very fine examples of antiquities, as well as the work of renown Renaissance and Baroque artists.

I very much enjoyed Bernini's exquisite sculptures—Apollo and Daphne, and The Abduction of Persephone by Pluto—two truly masterful works in marble.

The Borghese Gallery is surrounded by lovely grounds as well, with tall trees that provided cool shade on the warm October day we were there. Today's painting depicts the trees on the grounds of the Borghese Gallery, the second completed painting in my "Italian Series."

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post and see this painting. See you Friday!
Text, images, and artwork ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Flying Colors said...

This is totally exquisite, just want to be there! Beautiful color combination. :)