A painting depicting one of the hundreds of little wall shrines that still adorn the gloriously disordered labyrinth of Naples ancient streets. This one stands outside the foreboding door of the Chiesa St Maria di Gerusalemme (Church of St. Mary of Jerusalem) one of Naples 500 or so churches, many of them severely dilapidated, pigeon filled and boarded up. This particular church contains a number of frescoes, including one by Giuseppe Bonito, an Rococo Neapolitan genre painter. I find his work intriguingly odd, garishly sinister, which is a good thing by the way.
Meduim Oil on Board
Artist © Jamie Tweddell