In the Cloister

8x10 reproduction of an

original oil painting

Printed with archival inks on

100% Cotton Rag Photo Paper


You may recognize this painting from the homepage of my website; I’ve used a section of it as the background (and, in fact, its colors influenced the design of the website). The painting was inspired by one of my favorite cloisters in Florence, the Second Cloister in the Santa Croce church complex.

I am drawn to cloisters as architectural spaces; there’s something very appealing about the simplicity of their geometry. In the Second Cloister, a loggia wraps around a modest ‘garden’ graced by a few rose bushes and an old well. I love the harmonious sense of rhythm of the loggias as they march around the cloister, with their repeating elements: cross vaults, arches, columns and the resulting shadows . . . this is what I tried to capture in the painting.

My original oil painting is reproduced on 100% cotton, museum-grade paper. It measures 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm), and is surrounded by a narrow white border. The print is titled & signed on the back, and packaged in a clear archival sleeve. (Click on the image for a larger view; please note that the images you see on the site are saved at a low resolution for the web, but they are of course printed at high resolution.)

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4 - In the Cloister 8 x 10 Fine Art Print

“The shadows of the loggia’s arches move slowly

across the wall, marking the passing hours. How peaceful it is here. There are only the voices of visitors enjoying the sun—and the noisy birds, who seem to be trying to drown out the various conversations. The ledges that run between the columns offer places to sit—or lie, as one woman is doing. In most cloisters, a guard will be quick to admonish you if your feet leave the ground, but there’s more freedom here.”

~ From the Piazza Santa Croce chapter of

The Piazzas of Florence

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