Piazza Campidoglio, Rome


Painted en plein air in Piazza Campidoglio, Rome. This ancient site was “renovated” during the 16th century by none other than Michelangelo, who among other things was also an innovative architect. He is credited with the invention of the giant order, or columns and pilasters that extend over multiple stories of a building facade. The garish building directly behind it (seen here at the upper left) is the vilified Victor Emmanuelle II Memorial built during Mussolini’s reign. It bears a resemblance to a typewriter and that’s how it’s known colloquially in Rome today. Architect Robert Venturi described it as a “shiny monster” in his landmark book, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.

ORIGINAL is Available.
Size: 11″ x 15″
Paper: Fabriano Artistico 140lb Rough
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