Saturday, August 3, 2013
GONDOLA I, VENICE, ITALY, watercolor
It was fun to sketch in Venice. It is such a challenge to control your colors, though. Color jumps at you from every corner. Continuing with my reporting La Biennale di Venezia: another artist's work I liked: Geta Brātescu, from Romania. She's 87 years old now. She's one of the most important figures in the Romanian avant-garde of the 60s and 70s, she was trained in art and literature. In the 1980s she created a series of quilted machine-embroidered textile collages in which she shifted from the deeply personal work she was doing in her studio, to address broader questions of female identity. At the Biennale she presented: "Medeic Calistenic Moves", sewing machine drawings on textile.