Monday, March 22, 2010

Dracula's Castle











12"x24" oil on canvas

Did you hear about "The Count Dracula" legend?
He is the main character of the Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula".
Although the novel is fiction, there are some historical connections between the character and Vlad, Prince of Wallachia (Southern region of Romania), best known as "Vlad the Impaler", faimous for his resistance against The Ottoman Empire and for his cruel punishments.
Bran Castle, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" is described in the novel as the Count's home.
A few other interesting facts you can find here and here.

5 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

I WAS ALWAYS CURIOUS ABOUT VLAD III .

this is a lovely painting , i liked to see the castle among the trees .

jyothisethu said...

rodica,
the castle is fantastic...
the positioning of castle at the far end along with the color scheme, created the required effect...
congratulations...

Dana Johnson Plein air Artist said...

lovely!...very soft distance achieved...your work is inspiring!

Rodica Voicu said...

Thousand thanks!
Thank you for visiting!

Nithin R S said...

I am always intrigued by paths leading to distant castles or buildings.