In my painting you can see l’Isola Tiberina which is an island in the middle of the Tiber in Rome. It is connected to the city by two bridges: Ponte Fabricio (also known as Ponte Quattro Capi) on the North and Ponte Cestio on the South.
This is the view from the Ponte Cestio looking southeast toward the Ponte Palatino. You can see it on the left side of my painting just next to the walls of the Lungotevere.
Did you know the Tevere is the Italian name for the Tiber River? It also has the honor of being the third longest river in Italy.
On the right side of the painting you can see the Chiesa di San Bartolomeo all’Isola and its campanile.
In 293 BC a temple to Aesculapius, the Greek god of healing was built on the island. Then in the first century, the island was landscaped to resemble a ship with an oval shape and travertine marble walls. A Rod of Asclepius, the symbol of medicine, was even carved into the wall that is the “prow”! You can see the oval shape and steep walls sweeping diagonally through the painting. Even today there is a hospital here.
20x16 watercolor by Kimberly Cammerata
Completed February 28, 2022
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