Albert August Zimmermann - Landscape by Amalfi - ca. 1888
August Albert Zimmermann (born Zittau, September 20, 1808 - died Munich, October 18, 1888) was a German painter.
Amalfi is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (1,315 metres, 4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. The town of Amalfi was the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. I
A few years ago my parents went to Amalfi and bought this sketchbook of watercolour paper made by Amatruda, one of the most ancient factories for the production of paper. I made this other drawing of Chihiro to test this sketchbook, and let me tell you this paper is madly absorbent, it was very difficult to paint on it.
Large decorated elephant tusks were used for both religious and secular purposes. They could be employed as drinking vessels, as horns to announce the hunt, or as symbols of feudal rights. Many were given to churches, and some served as reliquary containers. This example shows Christ as the Lamb of God.