Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

This painting is by Richard Parkes Bonington he is a romantic landscape painter. Richard was born in October 25th, 1802 in England and he died September 23, 1828. He can be considered also as a French artist as he moved there at 14 years old, he brought an English style to France.
I like this painting because of how the author applied the gray, the white, and the black to add the different shades of light and the darkness. I also like the details of the building, they are such tiny details it nice to look at it overall. I like the view he chose to draw. The river in front of the building and the little boats typically shows Venice, Italy, where the whole city is antique and surrounded by water.

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