12 Exquisite Romantic Paintings to Feed Your Soul

Franz Unterberger (1837 - 1902) was an Austrian painter specializing in architecture, water scenes and landscapes in the romantic style.

Best known for his scenic paintings of Italy’s coasts and cities, his credo was "il puro vero", meaning "pure truth", which he tried to convey by contrasting magnificent vistas with day-to-day life.

The viewer is drawn initially to the splendor of the setting, and then to the people going about their daily lives in beautiful surroundings.

The view from the Balcony
The view from the Balcony

The Grand Canal, Venice
The Grand Canal, Venice

Rio St. Geronimo, Venice
Rio St. Geronimo, Venice

Rio Santa Barnaba, Venice
Rio Santa Barnaba, Venice

 

Monaco
Monaco
In the Bay of Naples
In the Bay of Naples
Genoa
Genoa
Amalfi
Amalfi

 

Amalfi, The Gulf Of Salerno
Amalfi, The Gulf Of Salerno
A View in Venice, Rio S. Marina
A View in Venice, Rio S. Marina
The Bay of Naples
The Bay of Naples
The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast

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