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Art Print Notes:
There was some ineffable quality to the Little Greek Theatre at Pompeii. Although it was in ruins, there was a haunting stillness that felt as if the actors and the audience had simply stepped away for the moment. And yet at the same time, I felt the weight of the years here. It was while standing in the Little Greek Theatre that I really felt the millennia that have passed since Vesuvius buried Pompeii and its unlucky inhabitants.
The worn stones of the seats of the Little Greek Theatre spoke to countless people who wore them down before they were ever buried. Those ancient Romans must have enjoyed many hours of entertainment there. I really feel a connection with the people of ancient Pompeii when I look at this print. I can imagine them sitting there enjoying a show together. Can you see them too?
The ancient quality of this Little Greek Theatre print is what ultimately inspired the sepia-toned scene you see. I originally tried this Pompeii print in color as well as black and white and neither worked for me. There just wasn’t that same sense of ancient drama. It’s funny how much a color can influence our feelings. The color left me cold and the black and white lacked the pop of this print. And as this is one of my more popular prints from Pompeii it seems the vintage feel is as attractive to other as it is to me.
Have you stood and gazed at the seats in the Little Greek Theatre in Pompeii? Or perhaps this print speaks to you simply because of the sincere antiquity it portrays? I would enjoy it if you took a moment to let me know what speaks most to you in this Pompeii print?
Wonder what past print buyers think?
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
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 got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
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 just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
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!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
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.
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
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 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!
…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!
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…
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.
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!!
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.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
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!
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
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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