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The Cathedral of Santiago el Menor (Liège)

  • Cathedral of Santiago el Menor. Painting. A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cathedral of Santiago el Menor. Painting. A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Painting

Artist

Genaro Pérez Villaamil

Original title

La Catedral de Santiago el Menor (Lieja)
A Coruña Museum of Fine Arts
La Coruña
A Coruña, Galicia

This is an artistic view of the monument according to the ideals of the Romantic movement subscribed by its creator, Genaro Pérez Villaamil.

Villaamil depicts the monumental-style Gothic architecture in which the vertical lines are highlighted by the comparison with the smaller proportions of the human figures. He also uses effects of light in order to create a sensation of depth and the distinctive enveloping atmosphere.

Before the final version of the subject in this painting, he made a series of preparatory sketches in watercolour from life. One of these is also conserved in the museum.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
96.5 x 129.5 cm

Material
Oil on canvas

  

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