At the launch of the 54th Venice Biennale on June 4, an exhibition called “Julian Schnabel—Permanently becoming and the Architecture of seeing” opened at the Correr Museum in the San Marco neighbourhood of Venice. The show, sponsored by BNL and organized by Arthemisia Group and the Foundation of Civic Museums of Venice, is a compilation of 40 works of Julian Schnabel, the eclectic New York artist, spanning from the 70s to the present… a tribute to a true creative spirit.
Curator Norman Rosenthal has brought to life a varied exhibition including a wide array of paintings and sculptures. Schnabel’s aesthetic, visibly inspired by Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombley, is also based on the European and Mediterranean tradition: his images recall the works of artists from El Greco and Tintoretto to Gaudì and Picasso. See a few samples of his works here (pdf).
An internationally renowned painter, sculptor and filmmaker, Julian Schnabel stands out for the expressive force that his works convey. The same is true of his films: Basquiat (1996), Before Night Falls (2000), winner of the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film Festival, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), which won him Best Director at the Cannes Festival.
“Julian Schnabel – Permanently becoming and the Architecture of seeing” will be open until the end of the Venice Biennale, on November 27, 2011.
**Painting on the blog home: Sheikha Moza (2010)