Portfolio > Sixteen Quotes

2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
dusk
12"x12"
2020
Flood
12"X12"
2020
Unpacking
12"x12"
2020
Flood Workers
12"X12"
2020
dawn
oil on canvas
12"x12"
2020
Dusk
oil on Canvas
12"x!2"
2020
Doge
2008
Trio
2008
Ship
2008

It is no surprise that the artist Canaletto was trained as a stage designer and scenic painter. He mastered the craft of rendering city views and architecture in perspective. He was able to create a unifying light within these " backdrops" And he knew how to create atmosphere. With these skills under his belt, he was able to paint the most profound images of Venice in his time.
But what most intrigues me are the gesturing actors on his Venetian "stages." They are the groups of figures involved in Venice's daily and celebratory events.
These vignettes of action are put into a new context in "Sixteen Quotes"