Selinunte mysteries unveiled
The Greek temples of Selinunte during the #italiagrandsketchingtour
Selinunte is a mysterious and magical place. The city was for centuries the richest colony of the Greeks in Sicily. The center of commerce, a place of peace and a melting pot of cultures that met in those streets that are still visible in the biggest archeological park in Europe. This place left me breathless. Can you imagine that the studies say that there were up to 17 temples in the area?
It was a beautiful sunny winter day and no one was around and I could relax and enjoy the beauty. It was like a picnic in history. Unfortunately there are not many information available in the park, so I couldn’t learn as much as I wanted but still I could get the feeling of the majestic era that this area lived in.
Half of the way through, I sat down on a corner, to sketch the ruins of the main temple that lies on the top of the hill, facing the streets and the shops that were filling the city center. Sitting in the sun in the middle of the park was pure bliss, and I think it was visible, in fact this was the most liked post of all my tour in the ink version.
Title of the painting ‘The Greek Temples in Selinunte’
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.
- 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
- 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