The Travels of Marco Polo by Hongnian Zhang

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Hongnian Zhang

The Travels of Marco Polo

2016

270 x 440 cm | 106 1/4 x 173 in

Oil on Linen

  • Honorable Mention / Imaginative Realism

Commissioned to paint an epic painting of Marco Polo in China, I chose to depict him in Suzhou, arriving by boat in the early morning. It seemed appropriate since Marco Polo was from Venice, another water town.