The lakefront of Saló on the Garda Lake

A liberty building that faces the blue waters of the lake

The lakefront of Saló on the Garda Lake during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

While riding along the coast of the Garda Lake I decided to stop in Saló because I was very curious to visit the town because of its history during the Second Wolrd War. 

The town is wonderful, I took the time to walk along the lakefront enjoying the sun and an ice cream in one of the historical places near the duomo. After visiting and strolling in the city I have chosen to paint this view of this liberty house that really inspired me with its decorations and bright yellows and greens. Something new compared to the past drawings and colors. 

If you are not Italian you might wonder why this town is famous, The reason is that during the Second World War the Saló Republic was created by the  Nazi Germany in September 1943 after the armistice and it lasted until April 1945. Benito Mussolini was the leader of this puppet country in order to allow the Germans to militarily control this part of the territory.

All together I couldn’t find any memory of those years in the town and I suppose this is a choice to let go of this tragic past and live more in the beauty of the present. One may agree or not on this, but sometimes letting go is a good way to move forward. I believe that letting go and forget are two very different things and the results of each are very different.

Painting of the lakefront of Saló on the Garda Lake

Title of the painting ‘The lakefront of Saló on the Garda Lake’

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 lakefront of Saló on the Garda Lake

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