The medieval castle of Artegna

The castle on the hill that oversees the plain since the Longobards

The medieval castle of Artegna Painted during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

After the trekking, I decided to go visit the medieval castle of Artegna, the last small town in the area that my guide suggested. The castle was built by the Savorgnan family in the middle age. But an older castle was in the area from the Longobard time. This area was directly on the commercial ways between north and south and east and west. Therefore a bigger castle was built and the village grew. Today the castle hosts a museum, with a very interesting archeological collection that narrates the history of the area.

The view from my sketch is not the most common one, but it was the only one I found that could be sketched from a comfortable angle instead of standing in the middle of the street. Sometimes in sketching, it happens that choices are limited but they bring you to see things from an uncommon perspective. And usually the result is even more interesting than expected.

After returning to the town center, and before going back to Gemona, I stopped for a drink and to finish the coloring of the sketch in a quiet place, and while painting the waitress at the bar saw me and came to chat because she also is an artist. We shared our views on art and its possibilities and, of course, a connection that will accompany me through my trip was created.

Painting of the medieval castle of Artegna

Title of the painting: ‘The medieval castle of Artegna’

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 300 gr, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
The medieval castle of Artegna

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