|Marina Grande, Capri, 1827, Sylvester Shchedrin|
Copyright, Jim LaneMarina Grande, Capri, 2001, Jim Lane
|View from Petrovsky Island (at Tuchkov Bridge and on Vasilievsky Island in St Petersburg), 1811, Sylvester Shchedrin|
|Sylvester Shchedrin Self-portrait, 1816|
|Old Rome, (left) contrast with New Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo (right), both from the 1820s.|
|Lake Albano, 1825, Sylvester Shchedrin|
|Shchedrin's romantic "cave paintings"|
from around 1825-26.
|Like Capri, the Coliseum in Rome has |
changed considerably in the nearly
two-hundred years between
Shchedrin's visit and my own.
As time passed, Shchedrin's work became so popular he was unable to keep up with the demand. Among his most popular subjects were grape-laden trellises or arched terraces overlooking the sea decorated with pleasant peasants lounging about such as seen in his Terrace on the Seashore (below), from 1827. Toward the end, as his health declined during the late 1820s, Shchedrin's landscapes became darker, more macabre, as seen in his Moonlit Night in Naples (bottom) from around 1827.
|Terrace on the Seashore, 1827, Sylvester Shchedrin|
|Moonlit Night in Naples, ca. 1827, Sylvester Shchedrin|