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The two cathedrals of Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia

Playing with perspective in my last night in the city

The two cathedrals of Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia Sketched during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

The days in Brescia have been very productive, maybe because the city is beautiful and very inspiring. This draw was my last sketch and I decided to challenge myself with a perspective that would include the whole side of the square where the cathedrals are aligned.

The square, of medieval origin, represents the heart of the city for the important historical buildings that overlook it, symbols of the civil liberties and religious traditions of Brescia.  On the east side are the Palazzo del Broletto, which includes the civic tower and the loggia of the shouts and the two cathedrals called Duomo Nuovo and Duomo Vecchio.  The Broletto is the oldest public building in the city, the seat of the municipal magistrates in the municipal age. Today it houses the Prefecture, a police station, the Provincial Administration and Municipal Offices.

The New Cathedral (1604-1825) reveals the signs of the long history of its construction in the baroque (lower part) and rococo (upper part). The Duomo Vecchio or Rotonda, dating back to the 12th century, is a rare and remarkable example of a circular medieval stone building, which contains numerous works of art.

To capture the square I had to sit on a corner of the street and it was fun to play with the perspective while working straight in ink. It is a big challenge knowing that you cannot go back, but is also fun to find ways to hide eventual mistakes that you are bound to make if you are working fast and you are looking forward to the aperitivo. All together I was very pleased of the result and that is why I decided to live this without the color.

Painting Of The two cathedrals of Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia

Title of the painting ‘The two cathedrals of Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • 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

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
The two cathedrals of Piazza Paolo VI in Brescia

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