WATER, COLOUR AND LIFE ON EARTH
Watercolours and words for a planet under siege
10 November 2018 – 27 January 2019
Under the patronage of the Municipality of Vicenza
The watercolour is by its nature light and precarious, sensitive to changes in temperature, light and humidity, showing that what an artist produces with this technique exists as in a microcosm. The watercolour pigments, originally derived from rocks and other natural elements, are directly related to the elements of the Earth. Water, as the central element of this pictorial technique, flows on the artist’s paper as a stream or a drop of water would do, or as a tide rises between shores, rocks and beaches. This microcosm requires special attention from the artist and, like the Earth itself, possesses a particular fragility.
The 28 works on show highlight not only the close connection of the watercolour with its constituent elements, but also the importance of the artistic gesture when it reflects the subtle functioning of our cosmos. Seen from this metaphorical perspective, the watercolour asks us to reflect on the destruction of the harmony of our planet, and asks artists to consider their aesthetic and moral vision on the preservation of terrestrial habitats and on the heritage of our planet Earth.
The RI Members taking part:
David Parfitt RI; Naomi Tydeman RI; and Deborah Walker RI, RSMA
Opening hours of the exhibition :
Saturday: 10.30-12.30 / 16.30-19.30
TheArtsBox – Contrà San Paolo 23, 36100 Vicenza