Roma bygget i bilder

Focusing on the year 1882, this short book explores a crucial moment in transformation of Rome from a drowsy picturesque town to a modern capital as seen through the paintings of Eilif Peterssen and Christian Skredsvig made in 1882-83. Paintings such as Peterssens Piazza Montanara and Skredsvig’s Monte Aventino emerge as delicate negotiations between inherited visions of a by-gone Rome and the reality of the rapidly expanding city and thus also between established artistic conventions and a new realism.


Originally posted Feb 14, 2022. Latest revision Mar 14, 2024.

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