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The Marble Steps leading to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome  1816

by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

In this painting of a medieval church in Rome, Eckersberg adopted a position that allowed him to create a firm composition of vertical and diagonal lines. [br] He meticulously reproduced sunlight and shadows as they appeared by mid-morning. With his images of Rome’s ancient and medieval architecture he introduced open-air painting within Danish art. [b]Unfamiliar motif...
42.1 x 46.8 x 8.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark