This painting of Monkstone Point is featured in a new publication “Water, Colour and Life on Earth”

This painting of Monkstone Point is featured in a new publication “Water, Colour and Life on Earth”

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Water, Colour & Life on Earth

Watercolours & Words for a Threatened Planet

 Date: 10 November 2018 - 27 January 2019

Venue: TheArtsBox - Contrà San Paolo, 23 - Vicenza ITALY

Opening: 10 November at 6pm

Watercolours are by nature light and impermanent, sensitive to changes of temperature, light and humidity, demonstrating that what a watercolour painter produces on a sheet of paper exists as if in a microcosm. Watercolour pigments, derived from rocks and other natural substances, are directly connected to the Earth’s elements. Water, as the primary element of this painting technique, flows on an artist’s paper like a stream or a drop of water, or as a tide rises and falls between banks, rocks and beaches. This microcosm requires careful handling for, like the Earth itself, it is fragile.

The twenty-eight works on show not only follow a centuries-old artistic and naturalistic tradition, but also highlight the close connection between watercolour painting, with its constituent elements, and the importance of the artistic gesture as it reflects the subtle functioning of the cosmos. Seen from such a metaphorical perspective, watercolour painting asks us to reflect on the destruction of the harmony of the planet, and asks of artists that they consider their moral and aesthetic position on the preservation of terrestrial habitats.

Under the patronage of the Municipality of Vicenza

Topics: 1. Oceans & Seas; 2. Skies, Clouds, Rains & Pollution; 3. Mountains, Hills & Wilderness; 4. The Global Assault on Forests; 5. Urban and (De-) Humanized Landscapes; 6. A Threatened Planet?

Artists: Naomi Tydeman; Deborah Walker; Francisco Castro; Piet Lap; Doug Lew; Joseph Zbukvic; Keiko Tanabe; David Parfitt; Thomas Schaller; Tony Smibert; Will Maclean; Marian Leven; Angus McEwan; Barbara Nechis; David Firmstone; Richard Bolton; Franco Dugo; Ugo Riva; Pierantonio Tanzola; Silvia De Bastiani; Salvo Scafiti; Ottorino De Lucchi

 Contact

T: +393395709671

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www.theartsbox.com

 
 The television programme about the lives of people who live and work around Tenby Harbour (including the lifeboatmen, the fishermen and a certain local artist) went out on ITV 1 from Monday 30th October at 8.00pm - after Coronation Street. Called 'The Harbour', there were four episodes and some beautiful shots of this very special place.

The television programme about the lives of people who live and work around Tenby Harbour (including the lifeboatmen, the fishermen and a certain local artist) went out on ITV 1 from Monday 30th October at 8.00pm - after Coronation Street. Called 'The Harbour', there were four episodes and some beautiful shots of this very special place.