Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vanishing in Venice

  Venice had lost influence, power and riches by the 18th century.  English observers noted a picturesque sense of decay. What a surprise to discover a rebirth in painting at this time.  This was the century of Tiepolo, Canaletto, Guardi, … Continue reading

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Turner, “Atmosphere Is My Style”

Turner’s trips to Venice were not long but they were transformative.  Questing for Light, commissions, and artistic adventure, Turner made three trips to Venice, his last in 1840. Looking at Turner’s Venetian experiments in watercolor remember that he eternally admired … Continue reading

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Whistler and The Art of The Barely Visible

In late fall of 1879, after financially ruining himself in a lawsuit against the critic John Ruskin, Whistler appears in Venice.  He has brought with him some copper etching plates, some sheets of brown paper for pastels and a minimum … Continue reading

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