Italian 20th Century Pair of Architectural Caprices with Classic Ruins
Pair of architectural fantasies with ruins and classical figures, two very decorative Italian Caprices featuring a gray-blue tempera color on canvas in the first half of 20th century set in pale green frames.
The unknown Italian author obtains with quick brushstrokes a decorative sense full of imaginary composition taken from classical antiquity; the architectures and ruins infested by vegetation are used as theatrical scenes of a motionless landscape animated by figures of eighteenth-century memory.
One of the two canvas was mounted on a new stretcher. Both frames have a new pale green painting. They are in good condition except minor scratches as can be seen in the listed closed-up pictures.
height: 67.5 (50.5) cm
width: 122 (107) cm
depth: 2 cm