17th Century Italian Landscape Lombard School Unframed Large Size Painting
Early 18th century Italian Lombard school painting, a large size oil on canvas landscape with mountains, river, waterfall and a village in the background. The woodland is animated by figures, a caravan with horsemen.
This monumental Italian Baroque landscape painting has a strong impact and an excellent composition balance, as it depicts in the center the luminous perspective of a fortified village, whose side wings consist of two mountain rocks with dark wooded vegetation crowded by characters, horsemen, paths, streams.
On the left side, with respect to the observer, there is a path that runs alongside a stream that flows into a waterfall in the center of the composition. from a caravan of travelers on foot and on horseback traveling along it in both directions: going up the slope on the mountainous coast you can see a church and a village near the top. The right part of the painting depicts a more sparse and dry vegetation, painted in the chromatic tones of ocher, inside of which there are dead plant , dry branches and a smaller number of figures on the rugged mountain.
The iconographic inspiration of this wooded representation seems to be in the large trunk of the withered conifer in a central position, which represents a dead tree, as a reminder of the transience of everything in life, whose phases are summarized in the two mountainous coasts.
In the background a village painted in light and soft blue colors, in stark contrast to the previous scene, seems to reassure and project us into a future season.
With a suggestive theatrical effect, more than 250 cm wide, this Baroque Italian painting comes from a private collection of Milan, the canvas has been lined and shows minor painting retouches at a horizontal seam of the canvas. It is unframed, it has just a wooden profile covering the canvas edge.
It is an antique Italian landscape, the perfect opportunity to make a statement. Get the perfect size painting for a great living room, to create that eye-catching focal point. You can make an impact with a single large work by hanging this early 18th century Italian Baroque painting of 99 inches width.
height: 178 cm
width: 253 cm
depth: 4 cm