ROSA, Salvator
(b. 1615, Arenella, d. 1673, Roma)

Marine Landscape with Towers

after 1645
Oil on canvas, 102 x 127 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

More modest in dimension and light effects than his grander works, this harbour scene is even more proto-Romantic. Its ruined structures are so long abandoned that trees are growing from them, and all is tinged with a delicate, wistful azure.

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