Hagia Sophia Agape Framed Print

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HAGIA SOPHIA AGAPE ©2011 by Trici Venola. Drawn during 25 hours in June from the terrace at Seven Hills Restaurant, Sultanahmet. This shows the East Face of this grand old Empress, weathered by 1500 years of storm, siege, fire, sunglare, the Crusades, and the Conquest of Constantinople. 500 years ago Mimar Sinan, the great Renaissance architect, fortified the dome with stone buttresses, anchored with minarets. The domes at lower left cover Ottoman tombs. We forget how huge this building is but are reminded by a glance at the tour buses and crowds at lower right. Commissioned by the Michael Constantinou Family. “Just draw it straight,,” he said, “no arty seagulls, no slanted composition.” It’s now hanging on a wall in Greece.



Framed Fine Art Paper Print

  • 27 x 15″ Sunset Cotton Etching
  • Style Name: 1/2″ Extra Border Added
  • Frame Collection: Gallery Contemporary
  • Frame Name: Alto Black 1-5/16″ (435500)
  • Frame Size: 30.00 x 18.00″
  • Mat Outer Size: 30 x 18″
  • Matting: Silver Ghost (A4920)
  • Glazing (Acrylic Glass): Premium Clear
  • Mfg #: 1-435500-A4920-51188

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Trici Venola is an independent artist who has been documenting Turkish culture, history and architecture since 1999. During her adventures in Turkey, Trici has produced over 2,500 detailed line drawings. Many of the places she has documented have since disappeared. By purchasing this framed fine art print, you are receiving a beautiful and unique work of art to add character and prestige to your home or office, or to give away as an elegant gift. Your purchase contributes to this pioneering effort documenting precious history and present culture in the dynamically changing county at the center of the world.


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