Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Aragonese Castle, Ischia - in progress

I am getting close to complete on this painting. I am still not happy with a few things.

The Aragonese Castle, the most impressive historical monument in Ischia, stands on a volcanic rock connected  to the island by a bridge built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon.
The Aragonese Castle in progress

The castle, overlooking the vast horizon of the sea, was originally built as a ca strum in 474 B.C. by Jerome of Syracuse and, after a long period during which it was abandoned, it reached its golden period during the fourteenth century. 
Under the Aragonese dynasty , it became a political, cultural and spiritual center of notable interest.