pen & black ink, brush & wash 9 x 113/4" (230 x 300mm). signed l/l: R. Piccolo, Selinunte 2017
Selinunte is the site of a very important and imposing Greek Temple off the south shore of Sicily. It dates between 650 - 628 A.C. It sits on an incredibly beautiful site and is one of the most important archeological sites in Europe.
Richard Piccolo has lived in Italy for most of his life. He did not return to live in the States after studying there. He resurrected an old farm house in the hills of Monte Acuto in Umbria in the 70's and has maintained studios both there and in Rome. He has taught and been the director of the Pratt School of Art in Rome for decades. Still he did exhibit in California for many years and executed murals in private homes there. He also exhibited extensively in NY. As a professor in Rome, he frequently takes classes to historic sites in Italy. This beautiful work was done on one such occasion.