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Snow over Rome

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Hill, who first trained and worked as a stage designer, later became an independent painter. Between 1952 and 1955 and 1957 and 1959 he was art director at the British School in Rome. This enabled him to see the city in many different aspects. In this case, he painted Rome in winter, the roofs covered with snow. The city is represented in a style somewhere between the Italian post-war Neo-Realists and the 'pittura metafisica', combining naturalistic elements with a strong geometric structure.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Oxford

Title

Snow over Rome

Date

1952–1959

Medium

oil on hardboard

Measurements

H 19 x W 26.5 cm

Accession number

WA1998.10

Acquisition method

Presented by Mrs Virginia Surtees in memory of John Gere, 1998

Work type

Painting

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