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Description of the painting by William Turner “Modern Rome. Campo Vaccino »


One of Turner's most famous paintings - Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, was also one of the last created by the artist. This painting is part of a series of landscapes that Turner painted for almost 20 years. They capture a variety of views of Rome. An English artist created the painting "Modern Rome" during his trip to Italy. He painted this unusual painting in the midst of his creative activity. It immediately attracts the attention of the public due to the minimum of details, as well as a pleasant color scheme. The canvas was the first in the style of writing, which later glorified the artist. This style of painting allows you to talk about the past memories of the creator. In his painting, the artist depicted the remains of the Roman Forum, which is also called Campo Vaccino (which means pasture for cows). Light ton and shades prevail in it. Nature is indifferent to people and to their great creation - ancient ruins, in the vicinity of Rome. They are as corrupt as a man who is tired of his routine worries. And only the hills on which the ancient city is located, and the vibrant Italian nature remained calm and endless. For the first time, the artist showed his painting to the public at an exhibition held in 1839. Almost immediately, the painting was bought by the famous collector Hugh Munroe, who became a good friend and patron for the artist. Almost 40 years later, the canvas was outbid by Hannah Rothschild and her husband Archibaldo Primrose, then Earl of Rosebury. The painting was in their private collection almost a century, after which the owners deposited it with the National Gallery of Scotland.





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