Brooklyn Views by Giuseppe Luciani
Central Library, Foyer Gallery Cases
Gouache paintings on paper that reinterpret this artist's impressions of both the beauty and blight of contemporary urban daily life.
Aiming to create a visual account of the everyday, my immediate surroundings have been the subject of recent paintings. This body of work articulates an effort to reinterpret my impressions of both the beauty and the blight of contemporary urban daily life.
My influences are culled from the entire history of Western painting: Greek/Roman murals and mosaics, Byzantine schemas, Renaissance portraiture, Dutch and Flemish peasant scenes, post-impressionist color, and twentieth-century social realism.
Giuseppe Luciani exhibited in the 28th annual Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum in 2008, and in 2010 the New York Foundation for the Arts awarded him a Gregory Millard Fellowship in Painting. He has also held residencies at Weir Farm Art Center in Connecticut and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Giuseppe Luciani earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
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