Thursday, April 1, 2010

Afternoon Traffic

24x18 Oil on Panel
For centuries gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city. According to Wikipedia, gondolas are hand made using 8 different types of wood (fir, oak, cherry, walnut, elm, mahogany, larch and lime) and are composed of 280 pieces. I had no idea.


Rinaldo Skalamera said...

You did it again Miro! Another wonderful piece.

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

I LOVE these Venetian paintings ... so don't forget what I want next Christmas Santa!
So alive with colour and light.

Anonymous said...

My eyes smile. Such a sense of light!

Unknown said...

this is gorgeous painting!