Contemporary painter Michael Alford creates a beguiling impression of a historic square populated with figures and monumental statues, captured in Florence. This piece is employed with the artist’s unique, signiture mark-making techniques that gracefully describe the character of the city’s architecture. Gestures involved in the piece imbue the image with a fervous expression, animating the scene so it mirrors the excitement and joy elicited from travelling to new places that are steeped in history. This figurative street level view portrays an original perspective, implying a fresh outlook. The fascinating image is suffused with serene muted hues reminscent of the Romanesque urban landscape. This landscape study is painted in oils on panel, hand signed by the artist and ready to be displayed.