A Roman Holiday
About this artwork
This painting celebrates the hidden beauty of an otherwise everyday scene of a courtyard cafe and an alley surrounded by residential buildings somewhere in Rome, says artist Swarup Dandapat. While the pedestrians and cafegoers represent modern-day Europe, the buildings and the courtyard exude an old-world charm. True to his signature style, Swarup played with minimal brushstrokes and a subtle color palette that he says is creating an illusion of everything in nothing.