The Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum

The Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum

This is the Roman Forum as seen from the tabularium, which is the taller building at the Northern end of the forum. The triumphal arch at the South end of the Forum is the Arch of Titus, which was erected to celebrate the defeat of the Judeans and the looting of Jerusalem. From this view, the mass of the forum is a chaotic confusion of masonry and trees, with only the Arch of Titus clearly seen in the distance.

My aim was to capture the confusion of the middle ground and the clear white shape of the Arch of Titus. The stacked perspective is more like a medieval painting than like a modern one.

Oil on canvas
24”w x 36”h

$2,400.