Art and Artifice
The Fortress of Konigstein
by Bernardo Bellotto, 1756-1758
Oil on canvas
This painting shows the Konigstein fortress after renovation. The structure had dated back to the medieval era. Bellotto completed five large paintings depicting the structure that is near Dresden.
A page about this painting is at the website National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages
Original page November 2020