Sant'Andrea Della Valle, Roma, 8 x 5 in., Oil

Sant’ Andrea Della Valle, Roma, 8 x 5 in., Oil

Sant'Andrea Della Valle, Roma, 8 x 5 in., Oil

Sant’Andrea Della Valle, Roma, 8 x 5 in., Oil

I did this landscape  painting  while standing on the Corso di Rinacimento (Street  of the Renaissance) during a late afternoon. There was a busy sweet shop next to me, and before I left I bought some pretty dolci for breakfast! One of the proprietors came out and told me that he could smell the life from my painting(or maybe that I smelled bad:))

The dome in the background is Sant’Andrea della Valle,  a basilica church. The basilica is the general seat for the religious order of the Theatines.  A gift of Costanza Piccolomini D’Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi, to the order, this church is a masterpiece of Carlo Maderno and contains several paintings by Domenichino.

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