Feuerman Exhibiting Two Monumental Painted Bronzes at Palazzo Mora Nearing the End: The closing of the Venice Biennale

The Palazzo is located directly on the Strada Nuova, in Venice, Cannaregio.

The exhibition can be visited, by free entry, from May 9 until 22 November 2015,

daily 10.00 - 18.00h , Tuesdays closed.

For more information please visit www.palazzomora.org

Every two years, the city of Venice, an island solely linked by canals and bridges, referred to as “The Floating City” becomes inundated with art during the Venice Biennale, a worldly happening that absolutely everyone wants to be seen at, and that every artist wants to be shown at. This year Feuerman is showing two monumental painted bronzes made especially for the event and brought to you by Global Art Affairs.

Be sure to see Carole Feuerman’s Leda and the Swan and DurgaMa before time runs out on November 22nd, also recommended by http://www.slowtraveldiary.com/slow-living/travel-photo-carole-feuerman-venice-biennale/ and http://www.demotix.com/search/media/feuerman

Detail: Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Detail: Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

Leda and the Swan, 2014, Oil on Resin, 42 x 80 x 90 inches.

During the Renaissance, Venice was the center for commerce and art, and propelled the field of art. Carole’s interest in Classicism and creating idealized forms embodies the artistic ideals of the Renaissance. Representing classical and idealized figures combined with a hyper-realistic style creates a genre that any Renaissance artist would find innovative. Furthermore, the inspiration behind many of Carole’s pieces harken back to Greek mythology. For example, Carole’s Leda and the Swan is based on the myth of Zeus and Leda, where Zeus disguises himself as a swan in order to seduce the beautiful Leda, from which Leda bore Helen of Troy. The Leda and the Swan depiction emerged more prominently as a classicizing theme during the Italian Renaissance, even Leonardo Da Vinci depicted the tale. In Carole’s rendering, a reclining Leda donning a vintage women’s swimsuit and cap relaxes her body against the top of an inflatable swan, forming an elegant curve that begins at the swan’s neck and travels to its tail.

                                                      DurgaMa, 2015, Oil on Bronze, 101 x 90 x 91 inches. 

                                                      DurgaMa, 2015, Oil on Bronze, 101 x 90 x 91 inches. 

Conversely, Carole’s DurgaMa derives not from western art but rather explores the tranquility found in eastern traditions. DurgaMa is an ascending beauty that represents the cycles of existence. The lotus reflects a sense of spiritual awakening and rebirth. Similarly, the meditative female Indian that serenely rests atop the flower hang strives to reach contentment and enlightenment. From the stem of the lotus to the top the crown DurgaMa chronicles the soul’s journey from worldly influences and materialization to transcendence and enlightenment. It is a remarkable piece that one should not miss seeing. Over 200,000 people have visited Leda and the Swan and DurgaMa through the summer of 2015. Carole has been exhibiting at the Venice Biennale since 2007 and looks forward to being part of the Venice Biennale in 2017!  Be sure to make a visit to Palazzo Mora to see these captivating sculptures in an ideal setting before the Biennale ends on November 22, 2015.