Thursday, September 5, 2013

Baroque Color Fantasy

The name of this small piece is "Domes of Crystal" and it is a study for a big piece I did the following year, "Domes of Fire." It shows my ongoing fascination with Baroque architecture, which I encountered during my years living in Rome. I have many resources on this era of design, including stage sets and festival constructions, made to show off a nobleman's or king's wealth and power. These festival designs were often lit up with pyrotechnics and torches. These Baroque entertainment designs inspired this study, and instead of torches, I've installed laser beams on the crystal dome, shining up into the imaginary sky.

"Domes of Crystal" is gouache and mixed media on blue paper, 7" x 10", November 1997.

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