The page to the left, from
one of my sketch books,
shows a recent pencil
drawing from the old
Roman Forum. Although
most visitors to Rome
barely pay attention to the
many Medieval towers that
still stand tall throughout
the City, I recently began a
personal project to draw
these handsome structures
in my sketchbook, while
reading the History of Rome
in the Middle Ages by
German author Ferdinand
GREGOROVIUS
(1821-1891). Click
HERE to
view more....
The pen & ink drawing of these arches from
one of Rome's 11 or 12 famous aqueducts
gave me a rich opportunity to understand the
various types of stone, brick, and cement
layerings that constitute these grand
structures.  Please
CLICK here or on the
image itself to see more.
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
color pencil on paper   11 "   x  17 "
Welcome to my web page, dedicated to the display and description of
my original artwork and writings.

My name is José Grave de Peralta,
and  I am a Cuban-born artist residing in Rome.
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in this site, showing
additional images
painted in ITALY
Toroazul Painting and Fine Arts
José Grave de Peralta
Cinema Encanto in Camagüey, Cuba
pastel  19 "  x   25 "
2007
Private collection
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Joseph and his brothers
(Genesis 37:21-24)
pastel on paper  25 " x  19 "
Private collection
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To create the painting on the left, below, I went to childhood
memories and family stories of my native town in Cuba. Please
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This pastel painting on
right, inspired in the
Biblical story of the
Twelve Tribes, is one
of many religious
subjects also in my
repertoire. Click  
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watercolors
The Arch of Constantine
watercolor  9  "   x    12 "
2010  
Private Collection           
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The Blue Seawall (El Malecon Azul)
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oil on canvas
20" x 50"
201
5
Based on a series of
onsite pencil studies
and historical readings
about this landmark
monument of Rome and
the Church of Our Lady
of Loreto behind it, I
decided to paint a more
personal, interpretative
"veduta" or view of the
subject inside my
studio, using some
variants and details
from my imagination --
for example, the group
of human figures near
the base of the colonna,
presumably listening to
a quide's explanation
about the site.