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Hell bells

BACKSTORY: Stop for a moment and give your attention to this work of art. It’s the second church in my collection to be painted in Plein Air. The most important part of this painting is the steeple and the church bell. The steeple to a church often had three functions. First, vertical lines of the steeple helped to visually enhance the lines of the church, directing the viewers’ eyes vertically to the heavens. Second, steeples gave church buildings—which were usually short and squat—an aesthetically pleasing feature that enhanced the harmony of the design. Third, steeples were often the highest architectural feature in an area, which provided a landmark for people to find the church from any part of town.

The church bells that are Located within the steeple, serve as a communication device for the local townspeople. The primary purpose of ringing church bells was to signify the time for worshippers to gather for a church service. However, the bells could also be used to warn people of a fire or an approaching army. Click add to cart to have this chunk of art in your collection. 

Size(s): 14” H x 11” W x 2 in
            16" H x 20" W x 2 in
            18" H x 24" W x 2 in
            24" H x 36" W x 2 in

extremely well packaged for quality care to get to you in mint condition.

Our prints are giclee prints that are printed with UL ECOLOGO and UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified 1 Water-based HP Latex Inks. They are hazard free, have no HAPs, and are nickel free. The canvas is a polyester material. The finished product has a semi-gloss surface.