This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Name: Martin, John
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1789 - 1854
Creator Name-CRT: John Martin
Title: Ruins of an Ancient City
Title Type: Primary
Title: A Ruined City in a Classical Landscape
Title Type: Former
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1920
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: 1920
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 95.6cm x 118.6cm
Inscriptions: signed lower right: J. Martin
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1981.13
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: The painting depicts an imagined scene of a ruined ancient city bathed in the nostalgic glow of twilight. The artist's detailed, almost archeological, interest in these Greek or Roman buildings is characteristic of Neoclassicism, although the composition---which plunges suddenly from the foreground into a deep valley---and dramatic lighting are typical of Romantic painting.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1981.13
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.