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Venice, oil, 24" x 24," $1500

 


COMMENTARY

The poem reads as follows:

                         Venice

Here always the baptism into color:

the mood like Giorgione's "La Tempesta"--

the tender melancholy of gay blades

glutting sorrow upon pastorals.

But in the Ca' d'Oro loggia, sunbathing,

head upon a Byzantine pillar,

feasting off the splendor of frescoed

ceilings and sagging staircases;

and in Rezzonico, all gold and glitter,

where Guardi pale-purples blend into

turquoise skies, the moss-covered steps whisper:

you must have eyes to see, as in painting.

There spheres of influence link up canvases

in threads visible only to laser eyes. (c)

 

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