While in Venice I visited the Jewish Ghetto. The brown board building in the upper left quarter of my painting is a small synagogue.

On April 10, 1516, the government of Venice officially confined the city’s Jews to one small area of the city — the first Jewish ghetto. This area remained the required home to the city’s Jews until Napoleon took the city in 1797 and abolished it. Nevertheless, the old ghetto remains the center of Venetian Jewry.

This piece is made of oil paint on heavyweight watercolor paper mounted to board. It is varnished and will need a frame for display.

- Robert Holewinski

The Venetian Ghetto

Oil painting on 140 lb watercolor paper mounted on board

Signed on front

23" h x 17" w x .5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Robert Holewinski
Charlottesville, Virginia

Getting to Know Robert

Robert Holewinski paints realistic places with his own spin, and also throws in some fictional characters like Shrek. He currently lives in Florida and finds inspiration in the work of artists like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne. In his work, and that of others, he enjoys being able to see each brush stroke.