The Carmine Square with its beautiful convent
In the center of Marsala the Monastery of the Carmine is a great view for the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
At the end of November, I love the opportunity of painting this beautiful square under the warmth of the sun. The Carmelite‘s Friars, coming from Palestine, founded this complex around the XIII Century. Through the centuries this area was sacred and it is now dedicated to art, since the complex is now a Museum. It reminds me of the sacrality of art as a way to express the beauty that each one of us experiences.
In particular, I wanted to play with the perspective of the octagonal bell tower with helical staircase in yellow tuff. Because, with its special architectural and compositional character, it is considered one of the wonders of Sicily. I totally agree!
Title of the painting ‘The Monastery of Carmine in Marsala’
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