The Marble Steps Leading to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome

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The Marble Steps Leading to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome
Danish: Marmortrappen, som fører op til kirken Santa Maria in Aracoeli i Rom
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Artist C. W. Eckersberg
Year 1814–1816
Medium Oil on canvas
Location National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

The Marble Steps Leading to the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome is a painting by the Danish painter, C. W. Eckersberg. It was painted in 1814-1816.

Choosing a position from below, Eckersberg created a composition of firm vertical and diagonal lines in this painting of a medieval church in Rome. He painted the picture while being outside and carefully recorded the mid-morning sunlight and shadows.[1]

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