Venice - Exhibition

Sean Scully: Human

Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore

08 May 201913 Oct 2019

The Irish-born abstract artist Sean Scully transforms the 16th-century Benedictine church, its adjacent buildings and gardens into a visual and spiritual meditation on the human condition with recent paintings, works on paper, and sculpture – including the premiere of the 10-metre high “Opulent Ascension” which rises to the basilica ́s dome. Scully’s unique vocabulary of horizontal and vertical stripes, combined with his recent return to figuration, brings together this interplay of artistic crea- tion, architectural grandeur and sacred striving.

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Contacts & Details

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T: 30133
Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore Venice, Italy