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John Martin : “Ruins of an Ancient City” (c. 1810-1820)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

The painting depicts an imagined scene of a ruined ancient city bathed in the nostalgic glow of twilight. The artist’s detailed, almost archaeological, interest in these Greek or Roman buildings is characteristic of Neoclassicism, although the composition — which plunges suddenly from the foreground into a deep valley — and dramatic lighting are typical of Romantic painting.

Credit Line: Text courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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