An Appointment in Siena by Gavin Glakas

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Gavin Glakas

An Appointment in Siena


60.96 x 40.64 cm | 24 x 16 in

Oil on panel

  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Landscape

I teach a workshop in Tuscany each summer and one year I found myself in Siena for two days alone painting. I majored in Medieval History in college, with a minor in Painting, and part of my soul lives in the Middle Ages. So when I found the winding streets, crenelated walls and looming turrets of Siena, I was overcome by the need to capture a sense of that perfect synthesis of beauty, mystique and danger.