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13.03.2012

 

Italian Gardens - Lawrence Beck. Italian sun worshipping at Sonnabend Gallery, New York

Lawrence Beck's newest work is inspired by renaissance star architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). The first professional architect in his own regard, Andrea only worked as an architect and nothing else.

Andrea was the founder of Palladianism (named after himself) and exerted a great influence on architecture in Western and Northern Europe (which owes a lot to 'classicism). Eventually, his influence could even be felt in Great Britain and ultimately in the USA too.

Palladio's body of work includes about sixteen city palaces and thirty country estates, a total of 80 buildings all in all.

Lawrence's project 'Italian Gardens' is a work in progress and includes large-scale colour photographs of the unique country estates' gardens.

The ruins and statues, the waters and their reflections … all captured bathed in the early morning beams of sunlight. The gardens are located in the picturesque region of Venetia, Northern Italy, the capital of which is none other than 'La Serenissima', Venice.


Italian Gardens - Lawrence Beck
until the 21st of April
536 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
sonnabendgallery.com

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens

Sonnabend Gallery : Lawrence Beck - Italian Gardens