ROGER DE MONTEBELLO. Portraits of Venice and other Portraits
From 1992, Roger de Montebello has chosen Venice as the location inspiring his works, and as the ideal location for his studio. The exhibition, part of Museo Correr’s exhibition programme, comprises 389 works, in three major groups of works from the artist’s oeuvre: a selection of spontaneous portraits, a series of views of Venice, and a cycle of works dedicated to the Spanish bullfight. The theme shared by all of Roger de Montebello’s works is the constant translation of reality, captured from the real world, into a metaphysical dimension in which the artist’s language is placed between dreamlike abstraction and faithful depiction. In his works, painting takes pride of place, developing an existential exploration that adopts the form of seriality.