Description San Diego de Alcala Mission, painting by California artist RD Riccoboni. A beautiful painting in bold contrast of white and blue colors reflective of the adobe structures architecture and historical significance. First of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the Missions, Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra. The oldest building in San Diego and California and one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River. Constructed out of adobe by the King of Spains orders by the friars and local Indians. Spain had the 'right of discovery' to Alta or Upper California but it was not until 1768 when the Russians were seal hunting off the coast of California that King Carlos III of Spain became concerned and made the decision to build settlements. He sent orders to New Spain (Mexico) that expeditions must be sent to Alta California in order to establish Spain's Dominion. It was a political move but the King wanted it to look religious.It was designated as a Minor Basilica in 1976 by Pope Paul VI. The Mission today is an active Catholic Parish in the Diocese of San Diego.San Diego de Alcala, the first of the great California Missions, marks the birthplace of Christianity in the far West. It is California's first church and plays a major role not only in religious significance but in Californias architecture and urban development of its cities and were people live and drive today. The original mission trails are the basis for todays superhighways in the state and its urban and cultural centers are centered around many of the original mission sites.In 1821, Give the gift of San Diego Art prints and original south western art paintings, drawings and one of a kind art souvenirs by California artist RD Riccoboni. Fine Art for the Business Traveler. Beacon Artworks and RD Riccoboni is The Premier Gallery and artist Studio of San Diego California art.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California and is a member of the historic arts colony at Spanish Village Arts Center in Balboa Park San Diego.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://riccoboni.com
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