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Villa La Rotonda by Antonio Palladio

The genius of an architect that revolutionized history

Villa La Rotonda by Antonio Palladio near the Vicenza is the next stop for the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

Today I’m at Villa La Rotonda, a Villa designed by Antonio Palladio in 1566, probably one of its masterpieces. But how do you choose?

It reminds of cubic and spherical shapes, as a link to the universal perfection. This Villa in fact is structured as a Temple surrounded by a park and positioned on the top of the hill. It was the first time of the idea that a villa could be just a villa and not a fortress or a place for commerce. A small idea but a great revolution.

In promoting this idea Palladio was risking a lot. And he was lucky because he found many families that were willing to take the risk with him. Still a reminder in my opinion that to change the status quo you need to break the rules of the past and do something new.

The inside is gorgeous, all frescoes and statues and light coming from huge windows and doors everywhere. It is not possible to take pictures but fortunately I’m a sketcher…

Stay tuned!

Painting of the Villa La Rotonda by Antonio Palladio

Title of the painting ‘Villa La Rotonda by Antonio Palladio’

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
Villa La Rotonda by Antonio Palladio

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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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