Eye Candy for Today: Rubens Santoro Venice canalscape

Along the Canal, Rubens Santoro
Along the Canal, Rubens Santoro (details)

Along the Canal, Rubens Santoro; oil on canvas; roughly 16 x 13 inches ( 42 x 33 cm). Link is to image page on Wikimedia commons; I don’t know the location of the original.

This view of a Venice canal by Italian artist Rubens Santoro reminds me strongly of similar subjects by Spanish painter Martin Rico.

I don’t know if there was any connection between the two artists. Both were active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, though Rico was about 20 years older.

Both create a naturalistic, light filled evocation of the magically beautiful city, rich with texture and atmosphere.


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