Great Landscapes: Arturo di Stefano

 

Santo Spirito (2013)
Santo Spirito (2013)

I’m grateful to the Spectator for this one.  Di Stefano is actually British, and this scene, redolent of Edward Hopper, is of the unadorned facade of a Brunelleschi church in Florence. As the Speccy article points out, the imagery is that of the Trinity and/or Christ on the cross flanked by two thieves. If you’ve ever wandered round the silent and empty streets of a Mediterranean town at the hottest part of the day, you will readily soak up the authenticity as well as the symbolism. A great painting, and only done last year.

..it's bigger than you might expect from the painting
..it’s bigger than you might expect from the painting
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