Monday, December 12, 2016

Thomas Jones Paintings Geocoded

Thomas Jones (1743-1803) painted dramatic nature scenes in his native Wales before rendering a series of works in the south of Italy.  There his choice of subjects might be characterized as views that are  "off the beaten track".  Each of his works around Naples is named with detail as to its location, but the views are unexpected ones, with buildings partially obscured, lacking the majestic profiles of the famous landmarks. They have a freshness, though, that permits the viewer to get a strong sense of being there, and getting the feeling that travelers often experience: looking more at the side of a building than one might like, and wondering if a better view might be possible.

Buildings in Naples with the North-East side of the Castle Nuovoby Thomas Jones

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