I love the use of light in this particular work and the way it feels as though it's a sparkling, sunny day in spite of the clouds and in spite of the fact that the artist hasn't really made it bright. It's just the play of light against the portal and in the background, I suppose.
View of the Portal and Principal Entrance of the Cathedral of Palermo during the Festival of Sta. Rosalia
Artist: Louis-Jean Desprez
Pen and black ink, gray wash and watercolor, over traces of graphite.
Derived from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.