Vincent Arcilesi in Rome, Part II - May 2 – 30, 2013
Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art is pleased to present the new Roman paintings of Vincent Arcilesi in his inaugural show.
Vincent Arcilesi’s second Roman show continues his in-depth, on-site study of the arts and culture of the city with a series of six paintings that explore the relationship between the past and the present. Rounding out the show are 11 drawings named for Roman goddesses. All of the paintings are oil on canvas; the drawings, which are 18” x 24,” are in conte crayon and pastel on paper. “The Dreamer and her Dream” (54” x 78”) is not only the largest work in the show, it is its mysterious, magnetic center. In the background is the Palatine Hill which overlooks the Circus Maximus, where the ancient chariot races were held. The beautiful dreamer in the right foreground appears to be running, eyes closed, her long, russet hair streaming, her sheer gown clinging revealingly to her body. “The Baths at Caracalla” (48” x40”) depicts the ruins of the 3rd century baths. “Piazza del Campidoglio at Dusk” (48” x 34”) has as its center the 2nd century equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius while “A Gathering of the Gods at Poussin’s Tomb” (48” x 36”) is a homage to the French painter. Completing the show are two works that are smaller in scale yet have the strength of the monumental structures they depict: “Circo Massimo,” (30” x 24”) and “Bernini in the Roman Forum,” (20” x 16”).
Arcilesi has exhibited extensively since 1966 in many New York exhibitions, as well as in a number of important museum shows, including the Museum of Modem and Contemporary Art in Verona, Italy, the Brooklyn Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio), the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. His work is included in a number of books and other publications and he is represented in numerous collections both public and private, including the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC. He is a professor at FIT, where he teaches life drawing and painting.
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