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    Gianne's View Spring 2021 - Venice and Spacescapes

    2021年5月09日

    Dear Friends and Collectors,

    Springtime in Venice with few tourists and La Serenissima lives up to its nickname. And while restaurants and bars aren’t fully open yet, living as a (masked!) Venetian is truly special. For this 5-week residency, I am working only in pastel, painting the water and gardens of Venice, beginning at the Giardino di Palazzo Reale, next to piazza San Marco. The gardens were under reconstruction for many years, funded by Gardens of Venice Foundation, and have only recently reopened. It is the largest public park in the center of the city, and Venetians gather here every day. I am painting in the hothouse next to the upscale cafe which is miraculously open. A short exhibition is set up at the Magazzino Gallery in palazzo Contarini Polignac on the Grand Canal. There will be an evening opening on April 30 showcasing my new Venetian pastel work and eight oil paintings brought from France. I will be making a short trip from Venice to Nice in early May, as a juror for the Festival des Jardins de la Cote d'Azur (May 9 to June 9); the theme of the show is Artist's Gardens, and I’m looking forward to this experience. Parallel to my continued work on nature landscapes, I have begun a new series of work called Spacescapes. Concurrent with the landing of Perseverance on Mars, I was accepted into the California Art Club exhibition Mars: An Artistic Mission. Mars a Billion Years Ago is in the Fiction & Fantasy section. It’s an interesting show with many interpretations of life on Mars. The show runs through May 31. This subject of the unknown universe has always intrigued me: I started a series of Imaginary Landscapes in 2000 and worked on the idea for about nine years. I’m currently collaborating with an astrophysicist to write proposals to several institutions funded by the Getty Foundation’s annual Pacific Standard Time 2024 grants, a remarkable series of 55 programs and exhibitions which focuses on the intersection of art and science in Southern California. It’s the third PST series and a rare unification of artistic dialogue across many diverse institutions. It’s gratifying to see how my own series two decades ago is highly relevant to this effort. I’m working in pastel with some Spacescapes depicting major cosmic events: Big Bang: The Explosion of Darkness, and a piece from my series All Rays of the Sun describing visible light rays on the sun are included in this newsletter. I see these Spacescapes to be a natural extension of my Contemporary Nature Landscape and Seascape work. For weekly updates and beautiful pictures of Venice, follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Sending wellness and peace, Gianne

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    マダム・ジジ プロフィール

    GIANNE DE GENEVRAYE (ジャンヌ・ド・ジュヌブライ)

    狩猟で有名な、ロワール地方、ソーミュールにほど近い「レ・ゾーベール」の森を所有する貴族、ド・ジュヌブライ伯爵夫人として消えつつある18世紀貴族の暮らしを今に残す生活を続けると同時に、アーティスト名、ハーパーでプロの画家としての制作も続けている。アメリカ、ヨーロッパ各地から個展を開催する傍ら、「SUNDAY」等のアートブックを出版。1990年、アメリカン・アカデミー・オブ・ローマ招聘アーティスト。

    また、アメリカ独立戦争に関わった家族の末裔が中心になる活動「DAR」やロワール地方で毎夏開催されるイベント、オペラ・ボウジェ、等、音楽家や芸術家のパトロナージュを募る各種団体でメセナ活動を行っている。

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