Sean Scully

Sean Scully Land Sea

Sean Scully Land Sea

Anyone reading this blog might think I’ve done nothing but art in Venice. Not so. I’ve been on a cycle ride with grandchildren (on the mainland), eaten ice creams, swum in the Adriatic, eaten great food, bought breakfast, travelled around the lagoon, played the piano, made paper doilies, drunk a lot of wine, the list is endless. Maybe I’ll do a post about all that next. Meanwhile I’m trying to keep up with the art: this is another exhibition I saw yesterday, after the Koreans. I’ve liked some of Sean Scully’s prints, but not so much his paintings, but I love these.  They are so Venetian and so site specific it’s almost as though he made them in the Palazzo itself. Which is why I’ve chosen to photograph them in their surroundings, and not just as individual pictures. Here are some of them.

2 comments
  1. penelope48 said:

    Interesting you liked them so much, I was not taken with them, I prefer some of his more measured work, the colours are Venetian but he has not used them sympathetically – in my opinion, others will differ! – I feel that they could have been so much richer without being in your face!

    XXP

  2. I didn’t realise, from what I’d seen and heard in advance, that I would like them so much, but for me they felt like the colours, the glitz, the extraordinariness, the light and darkness, the shapes of Venice. I see them everywhere I look now.

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