Ponte Vecchio Inspirations Printmaking By Asbjorn Lonvig

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Asbjorn Lonvig  'Ponte Vecchio Inspirations', created in 2009, Original Painting Other.
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Artist:

Asbjorn Lonvig

Title:

Ponte Vecchio Inspirations

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Year:
2009
Size - (USA):
62 W x 52 H x 0 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
157.5 W x 132.1 H x 0.0 D (centimeters)
Theme:
Edition:
Original
Artwork ID:
363234

Artwork Description:

Signed by the artist. The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. It has been described as Europe's oldest wholly-stone, closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge, but there are far older segmental arch bridges such as Alcontar Bridge. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinit and the Ponte alle Grazie. The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345, Giorgio Vasari recorded the tradition in his day, that attributed its design to Taddeo Gaddi, besides Giotto one of the few artistic names of the trecento still recalled two hundred years later. Modern historians present Neri di Fioravanti as a possible candidate.
Keywords:   Original Printmaking, Abstract Printmaking

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