Wednesday, 11 April 2012

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Roma: Reduction linocut

Finished at last, with a dark layer just on the buses to bring them to the front of the picture space.

Reduction linocut: Rome

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Roma.
Eight stage reduction linocut, 30 x 24cm.

The view is from the Corso Vittoria Emmanuele II in Rome, across the Via Paola, to the front of the San Giovanni dei Fiorentini church. I chose this view because I wanted to make a picture of Rome that avoided the obvious subject matter such as the Colosseum, the Vatican and so on. This particular view summed up what I liked about Rome: the clutter of a modern city crammed up next to a Renaissance masterpiece.


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