A View Through Three Arches of the Third Floor of the Colosseum

size(cm): 50x75
Sale price€237,95 EUR


The painting "A View through Three Arches of the Third Storey of the Colosseum" by the Danish artist Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg is a work that arouses the interest of art lovers for various reasons.

In the first place, the artistic style of Eckersberg stands out, which is part of neoclassicism. This artistic movement, which took place at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, is characterized by a return to the aesthetic values ​​of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as by the search for simplicity and clarity in the representation of reality. .

The composition of the work is also an interesting aspect. Eckersberg chooses to show a view of the Colosseum from the inside, through three arches on the third floor. This unusual perspective creates an effect of depth and immersion in the represented space.

As for color, the painting is characterized by a soft and luminous palette, in which earth tones and grays predominate. The blue sky and white clouds add a touch of color and life to the work.

The history of the painting is also relevant. Eckersberg made this work in 1815, during his stay in Rome, where he trained as an artist and where he came into contact with classical culture and Italian art. The painting was acquired by the Danish King Frederick VI, who included it in his art collection.

Finally, it should be noted that this work is not well known outside of art circles, which makes it a hidden treasure for lovers of painting and art history. Its original size, 32 x 50 cm, also contributes to its intimate and delicate character.

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