Rooms with a View

Works by Students of Ellen Diamond
June 8 - July 7, 2018
Scene Gallery



Exhibition Statement:

There has been one subject that has been studied, rearranged and celebrated by many artists throughout their careers. A painting with the view seen through a window has been used as far back as Renaissance painting in the development of the focal-point perspective to achieve the representation of three-dimensional space.  Light pouring into a room from a window was a sign of divinity in paintings by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Zuburan. In Vermeer’s paintings, windows were a very important element used to bring light into his very closed in interiors.

Henry Matisse’s window views would combine exterior and interior views. He created endless variations using the window with assorted movable elements such as shutters, curtains, open windows /doors leading out to balconies.

The artists in this show have all been introduced to this subject THE WINDOW as the inspiration painted by artists such as Bonnard, Hopper, Matisse, and Diebenkorn. In a more contemporary approach, artists have even taken the suggestion of the window down to the very abstract minimalist interpretation.  In this collection, the artists have been inspired by this subject to free themselves from an academic approach and to concentrate on concept, composition, and color. As a teacher, I am so proud to see such exciting examples of paintings created using the window as an important element of the painting.

-Ellen Diamond

Participating Artists:

Rory Ave
Marcella Beeching
Carolee Bertisch
Terry Blady
Winkie Chalfant
Charlotte Chastain
Ellen Diamond
Bruce Ann Ferguson
Sue Foley
Zena Groover
Roberta Harmon
Marla Kanehl
Leslie Kleiman
Joan Majcher
Bob Maxwell
Maureen Ryder
Midge Scelzo
Marlene Scheer
Jacqueline Schrank
Gina Stromberg
Sharon Warner

image credit: Maureen Ryder 

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