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[Giambologna trees Florence, Italy art pastel landscape painting]

Giambologna's Trees

18" x 24"
Pastel on black Firenze paper
© 2010
Kelly Borsheim

$1400

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[Italian landscape pastel art]
[trees original pastel art]

"Giambologna's Trees" - Original Pastel Painting

There is a park (Parco Mediceo di Pratolino) just outside of Florence, Italy, which is home to a huge stone and brick sculpture by Giambologna. The sculpture of a crouching old man created in 1579-1580 is titled Il Colosso dell'Appennino (“The Apennine Colossus”) and he reigns over the landscape. I spent a lovely afternoon in this park, looking over the ruins and enjoying all the green. Even the drive there from Florence was beautiful. I wrote about this on my blog - three entries in fact. They are here:

I had arrived later in the afternoon than desired, however, as I was leaving, I passed a row of trees lit by the not-quite-setting sun and so enjoyed the light that I had to make some art of it.
Thank you for reading.
~ Kelly

This painting was created in pastels -- pure pigment -- on a black Firenze-brand paper. Like all of Kelly's pastel and charcoal artworks, this one has been treated with a fixative spray and will ship safely to your home or office.

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