After visiting Florence, Onelio painted this scene of the Piazza Del Mercato Nuovo. The day was threatening rain so all the vendors had covered their wares with tarps hanging in broad sweeping arrangements. The statue represents Giovanni Villani, one of Florence's founders and leading merchant economists who emphasized three assumptions about morality and historical events. One of these being that excess brings disaster. His statue poignantly overlooks the designer leather apparel and bags.

- Onelio Marrero

Piazza Del Mercato Nuovo, Florence

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

24" h x 30" w x 1.2" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Onelio Marrero
Rockaway, New Jersey

Getting to Know Onelio

Onelio Marrero paints city scenes of everyday life. In an impressionistic style he captures the romanticism of New York City, the picturesque fountains in Central Park and the wet city streets after a rainy afternoon. His use of warm tones creates a sense of nostalgia and the feeling that you have visited or seen this particular scene before. Onelio will often paint from direct observation, or he will work from a combination of photographs and combine numerous sources into one piece. In this way his work combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an appreciation for beauty in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people.