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Basilius Besler, Sunflower BE9


We publish a wonderful and eclectic collection of classical and traditional prints. Hundreds of timeless images, carefully selected over many years, are shown on-line and can also be viewed in our smart ring binder catalogue. The collection comprises colour printed, black & white and hand coloured images.

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ANDREA POZZO 1642-1709 ref: 2HC

Pozzo was the greatest virtuoso in perspective decoration of the Roman Baroque. In 1693 he produced his famous book on Perspective, emphasising the connection between painting and architecture, and this influenced architects all over Europe in the 18th Century. In the church of St. Ignazio (painted in the years 1685-1690) his perspective wizardry enlarged the existing architecture in height and depth by employing the techniques of trompe l'oeil. The painted ceiling is the ultimate expression of Baroque illusionism, creating the semblance of Heaven in the vault of a church.