Monday, May 30, 2011

Venice Biennale - Riccardo Schweizer

Water # 1 – Acqua Alta.   Fondazione Querini Stampalia – Riccardo Schweizer.  In Venice you can’t escape the acqua alta, coming into the ground floor of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia where the exhibition of the works of painter and designer Riccardo Schweizer are on show until November 27.   Schweizer was the first Italian interpreter of the Picasso style of the post war years.  The exhibition presents fifty works in the Spanish artist’s style from the 1950s, as well as, terracotta works, ceramic panels, cement and Plexiglas sculptures together with some original pieces of the 1970s and 1980s.
Above:  Eva e L’Albero del Bene e del Male (Eve and the Tree of Good and Evil), 1980, cement and oxidized colors.

Water # 2 – water Lilies. Fondazione Querini Stampalia: The Carlo Scarpa Garden – a detail.  A detail of the water Lily feature In the Carlo Scarpa designed garden, a quiet reference to the canals of Venice by the famous Italian architect influenced by the materials, landscape and the history of Venetian culture and Japan.
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