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Ruins of Domus Severiana and San Gregorio al Celio. Rome 1937

Ruins of Domus Severiana and San Gregorio al Celio. Rome 1937

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Rome 1937. Ruins Of Domus Severiana. 

Signed Kurt Hinrichsen, swiss painter *

Painting representing a view of the Roman ruins.

On the paper on the back of the painting there is an inscription in French: les ruines de Septizonium avec vue a droite sur San Gregorio Magno (San Gregoro al Celio). ROME 1937

Septizonium was a multi-storey building, similar to a nymphaeum, built in 203 by Septimius Severus and destroyed at the end of the 16th century, the columns and other material was then reused for many buildings in Rome. To be exact, the painting depicts a building with arches from the dermis of the Domus Severiana on the Palatine Hill in Rome.

The painting was done on canvas, pasted on the panel.

Signed lower right.

In excellent condition.
The contrast between the warm color of the brick and the blue of the sky is of great effect. Experimental and daring painting technique.

**KURT HINRICHSEN (Saint-Gall 1901-Paris 1963), painter, Paris.

Hinrichsen gave up studying law to devote himself to painting, moved to Munich where he attended various academies, then entered the School of Silk Weaving in Zurich, before settling permanently in Paris from 1925. exhibited there in many galleries (in particular at Durand-Ruel and at the Galerie Chardin), at the Salon des Indépendants from 1929, at the Salon du dessin et de la peinture à l'eau, at the Salon Comparaison, as well as in Switzerland (Künsthalle Basel). He did illustrations for the magazine La Barre.
His artistic work is characterized by an incomparable style: during his years of creation in Paris, he developed his own colorful and colorist expressionism with baroque features.

In excellent condition.

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