Vintage buildings, dramatic sky and dreams in the air in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy
Venice has many of the most picturesque vintage buildings you´ll find anywhere. They are one of the reasons why you feel like travelling in time when you´re walking through its nostalgic streets or navigating through its endless canals. The romance of another era is in the air all the time in this precious jewel of Italy. That’s exactly what I wanted to evoke with this image.
A surreal approach for a magical city
This is an image of the Grand Canal, the main one of the city. The original photograph was grey like the day I took it, but this is how my eyes and heart perceived the scene. The clouds were like emerging from the old colorful buildings. Next to them there were people taking a gondola ride, and there was this man sitting on a gondola next to the docks, alone. This looks like a dreamlike, dramatic scene to me. It shows a place for our senses to travel to the past and enjoy the magical mood. Sometimes I decide to stay more on the realistic side, sometimes I take a kind of surreal approach. To me, this scene deserved that surreal approach, because again, that is how my eyes and heart perceived it. Therefore, this was the result! 🙂
The vintage buildings and architectural masterpieces are certainly one of the main attractions of this city. They are probably the main ingredient of that nostalgic feeling. But even if that wasn´t enough, you have the canals. You have the gondolas and embarkations all around. The narrow streets and hidden alleys you should get lost into, the old lamps bathing the canals with warm tones at night, old abandoned houses full of stories, and so much more to discover!
A touch of romance for your walls
This image is available as a fine art print on paper, canvas, acrylic, metal or wood. You can fully customize your print to suit your needs. See how would it look like as a big canvas print above your sofa in the image above. Besides that, you can get it as a greeting card or printed onto many other items for your home or office decor. Click on the image to see your options, or click here to visit my gallery, where you´ll find many more images of Venice 🙂
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Dear Eduardo, this is a masterpiece and I love the dramatic sky over Venice……it looks like heavy rain is approaching and there will be more “aqua alta” (high waters).
Hi Sabina, thank you so much for your compliments, you are very kind! Your words mean a lot to me, you are a fabulous artist and I really admire your artworks. Thank you! 🙂
Beautiful image and a well written post. Your descriptions made me feel like I was seeing things through your eyes.
Thank you so much for your words, they are truly encouraging. I don´t consider myself very good with words, so it´s great to know that I was able to achieve what I wanted with the blog post, and that you liked my image too! 🙂
Beautiful at sunset!
Thank you so much Jenn! This image was actually taken at noon, but I made it look more like a sunset 🙂 glad you like it!
Stunning image – brings back fond memories of when I lived in Italy and had the opportunity to visit Venice.
Thank you Dawn! Glad you like it, and it´s good to know that this image can bring you those memories. I was in Venice for two days only, but that was more than enough to fall in love with the city. Hopefully I can go back someday 🙂
Thank you Tatiana! And thank you so much for making me part of the blog! 🙂
Wonderful picture – Congratulations on your first post to TravelArtPIx! 🙂