Piazza del Campo Siena Original Painting

£3,500.00

Image size: 580.00 x 580.00 mm

An Original Fine Art Watercolour Painting

The last time we visited the medieval city of Siena in Tuscany in Italy I spent time painting Piazza del Campo in my tiny sketchbook. These studies painted on location have been the inspiration for this larger original watercolour of the Campo.

A wash of Raw Sienna was used to set the tone and mood for the warm base colour of the distinctive architecture.

The figures basking in the warm Tuscan sun add to the lively scene. The wash of pale blue for the sky provides the necessary space for the eye to rest.

The main square Piazza del Campo, commonly called “il Campo” and hosts major events, namely the Palio.

Il Campo is a unique area where tourists come to sit, after walking the romantic streets of Siena. (Limited edition Print)

See more paintings of Tuscany HERE

Description

Piazza del Campo Siena Original Painting

An original painting of this beautiful city in Siena. We visited the medieval city of Siena in Tuscany in Italy. I spent time painting Piazza del Campo Siena original painting in my tiny sketchbook. These studies painted on location have been the inspiration for this larger original watercolour of the Campo.

A wash of Raw Sienna was used to set the tone and mood for the warm base colour of the distinctive architecture. The figures basking in the warm Tuscan sun add to the lively scene. The wash of pale blue for the sky provides the necessary space for the eye to rest. The main square Piazza del Campo, commonly called “il Campo” and hosts major events, namely the Palio.

Il Campo is a unique area where tourists come to sit, after walking the romantic streets of Siena. (Limited edition Print)

Story of the Piazza

A universal symbol of the city, the distinct formation of the Piazza del Campo Siena is just one of the reasons why UNESCO recognizes Siena as the ideal embodiment of a medieval city. The beautiful city of  Siena was built in the place where the three antique hilltop towns sloped together. However eventually combining to create the community of Siena.

The main square, commonly called “il Campo” was built on the intersection of the three main roads that lead to and from Siena. Destined to be a neutral ground where political and civic holidays could be celebrated. The homogenous architectural form of the square and the buildings facing it was not an accidental happening. This signifies that it was always the city leader’s intention to create a harmonious structure between the buildings and the square.

See more paintings by Alan Reed of Tuscany HERE

Additional information

Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 580.00 × 580.00 cm

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