Rik Olson’s Painting From Bomarzo!

When Rik Olson lived in Italy he visited the Gardens of Bomarzo, a monumental complex located in Lazio Italy . Created in the 16th century, the garden is composed of larger than life sculptures, some sculpted in bedrock . The one that Rik painted was created that way and is called “Orcus Mouth”. A theory exists that this garden was meant to astonish rather than gratify , such as other gardens nearby. This might be translated as an example of the intellectual upheaval at play during the Renaissance period!

Bomarzo and me


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