Monday, December 19, 2016

Carl Rottmann Paintings Geocoded

Carl Rottmann (1798-1852) did numerous large scale works depicting heroic scenes of ancient times in Greece and southern Italy.  His view were expansive vistas with far horizons with scant evidence of current human habitation.  The wide open skies were perhaps a spur to the imagination of the viewer to contemplate what previously occurred on seemingly unchanging terrain.  In that they are not shown to be sites of activity today, they viewer could further suppose that they sites of the most important of contemporary human activities have moved from those sites.

Island of Delos
by Carl Rottmann

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