Luigi Garibbo "Genoa Port View from the Metropolitana Bell Tower", before 1825

Genoa Port View from the Metropolitana Bell Tower

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Luigi Garibbo (Genova, 1782 - Firenze, 1869)

Date: Before 1825

Object type and technique: etching and acquatint ; cm 37,7  x 54,3

Topographic Collection of Genoa Municipality, inv. 1736


The engraving technique of the aquatint was used in the nineteenth century to imitate the effects of watercolour with printing, managing to create dramatic backgrounds with light and dark contrast and to propose brave lighting effects. In this view of the port, Garibbo does not abandon the documentary dimension, but faces the complexity of the urban