– Venice – Wooden bas-relief painted with acrylics.
62” x 45” (160 x 115 cm)
Panel thickness 2,8”
Magnum Opus of the Artist. Inspired by Canaletto’s paintings, it depicts the entrance to the Grand Canal with its wonderful gothic-floral palaces. The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute stands out, one of the best expressions of Baroque-Venetian architecture with a large hemispherical dome and refined spiral scrolls stabilized by statues. Set in the early eighteenth century, it portrays the Serenissima in an era of flourishing traffic of precious goods. The canal is teeming with boats; the people above them are busy and exhibit a significant collection of poses and gestures. All under a sky crossed by some harmless clouds, also rendered with great lightness and with the typical touch of the Artist. The refinement of the chisel carving (depth 9 mm) transmits great three-dimensionality to the bas-relief so that the boats seem to rest on the water. The play of colors and attention to detail make the work a true jewel of sculptural and pictorial technique. The frame is custom carved in perfect Venetian style and painted in gold.