The Venetian lion that controls the city
My first stop for the Tour was at the Medieval Castle of Gorizia. It was a hot day of August in which I started the #italiagrandsketchingtour, my motorbike tour to discover the beauties of Italy.
Together with a friend we visited the small city of Gorizia that is located on the border with Slovenia and just half an hour drive from Trieste. Nevertheless I have been here only few times and it was great to discover it. Since I never came to the castle before we decided to start sketching from here. Unfortunately we could not go inside because it was closed but hopefully I will be able to go another time.
This city has a crazy history… It was conquered by the Venetian, the Austrian, and partly by the Yugoslavian throughout the centuries and it is hard to keep track.
I decided to sketch the entrance of the castle at the top of the hill with its Venetian lion. My friend told me that it symbolize that it was built in peace time. Do you know why I know it?
Because its book is open, while if the lion has a closed book it was a period of war. Anyway doing my research for the book I couldn’t confirm this story but I decided to write it anyway beacuse it sounds interesting. You can decide if you want to believe it.
Bring home the painting of the
‘Medieval Castle of Gorizia’
This painting is part of the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection and featured in my books about the tour. It includes a series of almost 200 ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour by motorcycle to discover the marvelous Italian heritage.
- Watercolor and ink on white watercolor paper
- Professional grade colors
- Signed on the front by the artist
- Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting
- This painting is featured in the first volume of my book Italia Grand Sketching Tour.
‘Medieval Castle of Gorizia’ painting availability:
The original watercolor painting is for sale in my SHOP.
It is also possible to commission a painting of this or other subjects of your choice. Write me for information in the form underneath.