This Week’s Print of the Week is from my original pen and ink drawing of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. Completed in 1877, it is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world. Affectionately nicknamed “The Living Room of Milan” the Galleria is a popular meeting place and national landmark.
The stunning four-story arcade features a vaulted ceiling constructed of iron and glass. Laid out in the shape of a Latin cross, the structure’s walkways intersect with a massive central dome overhead.
The floor is decorated with intricate mosaics of patriotic Italian symbols. One of which is a bull representing the city of Turin. Popular legend has it that if you spin around on the bull it will bring good luck. So naturally, when I was in Milan I thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a try myself!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is available as a 5×7 or an 8×10. The print is carefully printed on acid free high quality art paper with a matte finish, using archival-quality inks.
If you have your own poem or quote that you would like to have made into a print, I can always create a custom piece just for you. I am now taking custom house portrait orders for Christmas. Gift certificates are also available in my shop.
Be sure to check back next week for the new Print of the Week!