Verona, setting of Romeo and Juliet
45.72 x 60.96cm. Oil on Canvas
In the beautiful city of Verona, I came across this lovely scene. I think it epitomises the romantic city and its connection to Shakesspeare's Romeo and Juliet. The solid geometric shapes of the buildings, arches and wall recall a foundational classicism. The girl with the book is taking time out to read sitting on the wall with the bicycle ,a metaphor for being transported by reading, possibly into a into a romantic dream..