Landscape painting in watercolor looking over the rooftops of the city of Genoa. Genoa in the north of Italy is the sixth largest city in the country, and is one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean. The city has a rich cultural history in art, music and food, and is notable as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The city contains many interesting historic buildings.
The port is the busiest in the Mediterranean, and the city is one of Italy’s major economic centers. Friedrich Nietzsche loved Genoa and wrote some of his works there. Anton Chekhov said Genoa “is the most beautiful city in the world.” Richard Wagner wrote: “I have never seen anything like this Genoa! It is something indescribably beautiful”.
The view in this artwork looks across the rooftops of the city. A bright green grassy rooftop garden with stone paving lingers in the foreground. Before the grass, dark green foliage extends towards the bottom right corner of the frame. Historic Italian buildings surround the edges of the garden. The landscape painting in watercolor further extends out towards the waterfront in muted greys and browns. Finally, on the edge of the horizon an industrial silhouette is set against a slightly cloudy sky.