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Sil'vestr Feodosievich Shchedrin: New Rome. The St. Angel Castle (1825) Oil on canvas, 45.6 x 67.2 cm. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Italian landscapes seem to be very popular among the early Romantic painters. Such trend knows no boundaries of geography, and extends from France to Russia. This painting of the Roman landscape is primary example of such tradition. The main subject, the castle, is portrayed on the right, but the approach to it is made through the river, the Tiber . The depiction of people adds to the realism of the painting and fits nicely with the rest of the composition. The scene is very softly colored: green
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Unformatted text preview: and yellow tones dominate, while shading and highlights contribute to the realistic rendering of this scene. St. Peter is in the background and it seems as if a soft mist were covering it. That increases the romantic atmosphere of this painting. The sky is an even more "romantic" element. The light blue and the white of the clouds are a nice contrast. The focus on the sky seems to be a characteristic of many Romantic painters. Nature as whole will be re-introduced as a main focus of composition and not just merely as a decoration....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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