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Genoese fortress in the city of Sudak

Painting, 40×40 cm

Description of the artwork «Genoese fortress in the city of Sudak»

The fortress is located at an altitude of 157 m, one of its towers has its own tradition.
The daughter of Tsar Mithridates was very beautiful and many noble grooms married to her, but she wanted to get married only out of love. Although her father had already secretly promised her commander Diophantus, who was very rich and influential. Once, the girl’s favorite servant fell off a cliff and crashed. She was buried under a rock and the girl often began to come to her grave. And one spring morning, a girl on her way met a young shepherd. The shepherd turned out to be unusually beautiful. They fell in love and began to meet every day. Upon learning of this, the king ordered the shepherd to be imprisoned. The girl asked her father to release him, but he was adamant. Then she stopped eating and began to fade before her eyes. Then the king said that in order to test the love of the young man, he would be sent with a message to Greece. And if he returns to her they will get married. The shepherd sailed to Greece, but on the road they were overtaken by the detachment of Diophantus, who, on the orders of the king, killed everyone. The girl waited almost a year, but there was no news. And once at one holiday a drunk soldier told her how he accidentally killed his brother. As they were ordered to sink the ship and they did not know that there were their compatriots. The girl, not remembering herself from grief, rose to a high tower and threw herself into the sea.
Since then, the tower is called the Maiden
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Architecture, Urban landscape

Style of art: Impressionism, Realism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Size: 40×40 cm

Location: Alessia Lisenko


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