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Art Print Notes:
The unassuming Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini is probably well known to many have been to Rome. It’s the church with the famous bone crypt. That crypt decorated with the bones of Capuchin monks is said to have inspired many similar ossuaries in Europe. And it’s a strangely artistic use of the mortal remains of so many anonymous monks from the passing centuries since the Capuchin monks built their church.
I visited the church of the Capuchin Monks on a cold winter day in January several years ago. I was the only tourist inside the 17th century church that morning, a unique if eerie opportunity to wander in the bone crypt on my lonesome. The church itself, though, is the subject of this Rome print. There was something about the simple architecture that spoke to me. I loved that it felt like it reflected a side of Rome beyond the elaborate baroque of so many of the well-known churches of Rome. Ironically as near as I can find, the church is actually of the baroque period. Apparently the Capuchin Monks being an order devoted to poverty have one of the simplest baroque churches you’re likely to find. And if you look closely you do see some small baroque touches here and there.
This print is based on a photo I took after my visit to the bone crypt. As I prepared to leave, the bright sun-soaked facade of the Capuchin Monks church called to me. It was such a simple but beautiful moment on the streets of Rome. Check out the handful of people waiting for a bus at the foot of the church steps. This print just has a very everyday Roman winter feel to it. Clear skies but the bare tree limbs reaching into the blue show it is clearly winter.
And to think beneath this beautiful sunny day is a strangely-fascinating crypt. I think that’s what speaks to me about old European cities. There’s so much history in those streets that the surface never tells the whole story. There’s a magic to that mystery in Rome.
Have you visited the church of the Capuchin Monks in Rome? Or does this print simply speak to you of the beautiful light on a winter day in Rome? I hope you might take a moment to share your thoughts on what speaks to you most in this Rome print!
Wonder what past print buyers think?
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
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