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Communion - Piazza Sant'Egidio, Trastevere, Rome Painting

Barry Parks

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 20 W x 16 H x 1.6 D in

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Arguably the Roman district of Trastevere has the most dynamic nightlife in the city. This is my third painting trying to capture some of that life. I call this painting "Communion." The scene takes place in a small piazza looking east along Via della Paglia. The popular restaurant on the left has been serving up crowds since 1876. The tower and building on the right half of the painting is the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. It is one of the oldest churches in Rome. Construction began in the 8th century. For thirteen hundred years, people have come here for the bread and wine, music, worship, and exposure to the mysteries of the faith. This acrylic painting on cradled wood panel has limited texture. The side returns of the panel are painted flat black. The painting does not require a frame and may be hung as is with the installed hanging hardware installed. You'll find that the depth of the frame and the black paint do a nice job of showcasing the work on your wall or shelf.

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:20 W x 16 H x 1.6 D in

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Barry reports that his earliest memories are of drawing. Paint followed only a few years later. Eventually the enjoyment of producing art in two dimensions melded with other academic strengths to led to a profession in architecture where design was pushed into the third dimension. Even then, the process of creating a building relied on sketches, drawings, and renderings. After growing up in South Arkansas, getting his degree and beginning his profession in Houston, Barry and his family relocated to North Carolina for 27 years. in 1983, the elastic snapped and they are back in Houston where Barry oversaw construction and helped plan for facilities at one of the country's largest community colleges until his retirement in September 2023. Beyond work, Barry has always enjoyed travel and his paintings reflect images that have caught his imagination along the way. While the paintings are based on reality, Barry's work makes countless additions and adjustments to better convey both reality and spirit of the subjects. Post-retirement, Barry is excited to be able to spend much more time traveling and producing new paintings.

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