If you have ever visited Florence, Italy, you will probably

If you have ever visited Florence, Italy, you will probably

2/26/2021, 10:17:16 PM
If you have ever visited Florence, Italy, you will probably recognize this view. View of Florence (1837) is a Romantic painting by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), an British-American painter known for his stunning works combining landscapes with history. In 1831, Cole visited Italy and made an elaborate sketch of this view from the San Miniato al Monte Church, a basilica standing on one of the highest points of the city of Florence. Six years later he converted this sketch into a large oil painting. And if you will go there today, the most iconic building you see from there are still the same as two centuries ago. You can see the Ponte Vecchio (the bridge with buildings on it) crossing the Arno River, the enormous Duomo with its bell tower on the right site, and the Palazzo Vecchio tower in the center. And if you have plans to visit Italy and Florence in the future, my personal recommendation is to visit Florence and climb the hill across the river to get this view (it's best at sunrise or sunset). #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #Italy #Florence #PonteVecchio #PalazzoVecchio #Duomo #Florence #Firenze #AmericanArt #AmericanArtist #AmericanPainter #Landscape #History #ThomasCole #Cole #Cleveland #Museum

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