23.5" x 31.5"
Oil on Canvas
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Signed by the Artist Mandii Pope
Venezia is a city of small islands, enhanced during the Middle Ages by the dredging of soils to raise the marshy ground above the tides. The resulting canals encouraged a nautical culture to flourish, which proved central to the economy of the city. Today those canals still provide the means for transport of goods and people within the city. The maze of canals threaded through the city requires the use of more than 400 bridges to permit the flow of foot traffic.
I painted this from one of the photos I took in Venice during Carnival in 2008, dressed in full Venetian costume sightseeing by gondola through the many canals.
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