Gondola. A symbol of Venice, past and present
Until November 17th you can visit the exhibition dedicated to Helen Frankenthaler with paintings from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and Venetian Heritage collection. Another event not to be missed at Palazzo Grimani, Venice. And, as usual, I play with visitors and artworks….
Discover the fantastic epic of the Fortuny family: Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. Here is my personal gallery…
Meyecelium is an exhibition of the new works by Sandro Kopp. At Palazzo Grimani – Venice – until October 10th. Each painting is a portrait of one of the eyes of a friend or relative of the artist, made during the last two and a half years of their life, surrounded by precious metals – gold, silver, platinum – which further ennobles the paintings and establishes a relationship with traditions related to the creation of images from ancient Egypt, to Byzantine icons, to the golden mosaics of Torcello and San Marco. Our eyes are mainly information receivers, but also powerful communicators of our personality and emotion. These organs that allow light and sensations to penetrate our bodies are also the main emitters of our presence and the mediators of our connections with other people. The paintings were made in many different places around the world: in Kopp’s studio, as in hotels and cafes, in parks and gardens. The different settings can be captured by observing the reflection in the irises, which often include a tiny self-portrait of the painter’s silhouette and the surrounding environment. The title of the exhibition alludes to the network of organically cultivated relationships and friendships that surround each individual. Kopp is half German and half New Zealand based in the Scottish Highlands
As usual, I enjoy playing with visitors and artworks. Here we are at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. Don’t miss the Baselitz Academy exhibition. Hurry! It was extended only until 6 October