The Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna

The Grandious tomb of the Obstrogoth king

The Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna Painted during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

As a kid in Italy you hear a lot about Theodoric the Great and its realm in the heart of Italy, a reign of richness and beauty, even if this population is called: the barbarians.

I have never had the opportunity to visit Ravenna before and I was mesmerized by its beauty. Definitely a place to be back for more art and more painting, and a deeper visit of its historical sites.

This is the famous Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna, built in 520 AD by the king, as his future tomb to show all of its power.  After all the mosaics and the gold of the churches in the city, this mausoleum is very solemn, divided into two decagonal orders, one above the other. All built from Istria stone, the incredible fact is that the roof is a single 230 tons stone of 10 meters of diameter. Absolutely impressive!

The Mausoleum is just outside the historical city and it is surrounded by a park that calls for a peaceful walk in a sunny day. And that was my choice: a nice walk and then stopping to paint this part of history that will now be in my memory forever.

Because when you catch a moment on paper, you will never forget it. And that is what I love of drawing and painting on location!

Painting of The Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna

Title of the Painting ‘The Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna’

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 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

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It is available for sale, original and numbered prints. Please let me know which subject you are interested in.

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