Clare Leighton

Genoa

1927
Genoa lies on the Ligurian Sea along the northwest coast of Italy. Its harbour was the rival of those in both Venice and Pisa and is now one of the most important in the Mediterranean. The city developed in the Middle Ages, and its medieval plan is a remnant of that time, with its narrow streets and even tighter alleys gravitating toward the sea. Over time, the city spread out in a horseshoe shape on the slopes that embrace the harbour. In her view of Genoa, the artist finds abstract geometry in the juxtaposition and stacking of buildings that surround the port.
Title
Genoa
Date
1927
Medium
Print
Materials
wood engraving on laid japan paper
Dimensions
18.6 x 24 cm; image: 15.2 x 21.5 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1928
Accession number
3646