The technique of "water painting" or watercolor, for  a long time considered "minor" and unsuitable for valuable artwork, was rediscovered and practiced widely in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century by many artists.
Luigi Garibbo used largely this technique, both to compose small or medium-sized limpid views for educated connoisseurs and travelers, expressing freshness and beauty, and to create “en plein air” paintings to be realized later with the oil technique in a larger size. Furthermore, the use of watercolor made it possible to immediately express the different landscape atmosphere and brightness, respecting a romantic sensitivity.