SECRETS OF VENICE 2020
DATE & LOCATION
5 Beauchamp Pl, London SW3 1NG
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Secrets of Venice
“Unique, Glorious, Endangered”
Gladwell and Patterson have been brightening the wintery January days with an exhibition of fine Venice paintings for over three decades, and this month our gallery in Knightsbridge will once again come alive with depictions of the water, architecture and beauty from this incredible city.
The shocking images of the recent flooding in Venice serve to remind us all of the fragility of this, Europe’s most unique and glorious city. We must all do our bit to help and therefore a percentage of funds raised from this exhibition will go to the Venice in Peril “2019 Acqua Alta” Appeal to meet immediate challenges of the catastrophic floods and to be ready to offer support over the longer term.
Venice means so many different things to each and every one of us lucky enough to have visited this most incredible of places, as you will see from the imaginative selection of Questions & Answers contained within the catalogue.
The great joy of exploring Venice is the thrill that comes from discovering the undiscovered for ourselves. At every twist and turn of a boulevard, calle or rue we open ourselves to the chance of finding a captivating corner, being witness to a special view or discovering something breath-taking. The surprise of the unknown always delights, charms and captivates – this is what keeps us all exploring. It would be a tragedy to imagine a world where this wasn’t possible in Venice.
We are also lucky enough to have a selection of paintings focusing on Venice through the eyes of some of our talented and passionate contemporary artists. Venice has been attracting artists for Millenia and will always do so, and it is fascinating to enjoy the diversity of paintings that this city inspires.
We take special pleasure in including a wonderful collection from Peter Van Breda. Peter delights in painting the city in the early morning or late evening and capturing the effects of the light dancing on the water. He has a special ability of depicting the serene beauty of this elegant city and reminding us all of why we love it. We hope you all enjoy his captivating canvases and those of all of our other talented artists, and we look forward to welcoming you all to the gallery to experience this diverse and enchanting collection.
Gladwell and Patterson have been brightening the wintery January days with an exhibition of fine Venice paintings for over three decades. Our gallery in Knightsbridge will once again come alive with depictions of the water, architecture and beauty from this incredible city.