Barga Duomo Door

Duomo Door

Title: Barga Duomo Door
Original: $500.00
Size: 7” x 9”
Medium: Pen & Ink and Watercolor
Location & Date: Barga, Tuscany, June 8, 2006

(click to view)George’s Postcard Note: Doors ! No one has toured old cities in Italy without marveling at the doors. I’ve seen books of them. Several short and very steep steps up from our house is the Duomo. It has a magnificant main door. One afternoon with the bright sun behind me I sat on my folding stool and stared at the nine- or ten-century old stones of the building – different shades of weathered yellow and gray. I liked the scale and simplicity of the doors, and of course their bright blue color. As I sat and observed I began also to listen –as one eventually does while drawing – in this case to voices coming from inside the dark interior of the church. The open doors and the contrasting light somehow framed the sounds coming from within.