‘Perugia By Night’ is one of the original paintings used in the film Finding Saint Francis . In these paintings Angela Thomas was commissioned to give the audiences a glimpse into the places most closely associated with the Franciscan story. In these watercolours she brilliantly brings to life the feeling of the Italian landscape.
Perugia By Night – by Angela Thomas
This picture of Perugia was commissioned to make Perugia look threatening which to the citizens of Assisi in the twelfth century it certainly was. When Conrad of Lutzen travelled to Narni to hand over the keys of Assisi to Pope Innocent the Third it had been taken as a sign, by the oppressed lower classes, to ransack Conrad’s castle, the Rocca Maggiore, and to burn the houses of the aristocrats who had sided with their German oppressor. Perugia then declared war on Assisi, probably set on by the nobles and aristocrats who had fled there for safety.
We are selling high quality cards and prints, both signed and unsigned by the artist, of all the original paintings. In addition, you can still buy a number of the original watercolors, which are mounted and framed with beautiful light oak.