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Drawings from Venice

After Titian (The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence) (2017), graphite on paper, 24 x 18″
After Titian (The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence) (2017), graphite on paper, 24 x 18″

by Ashley Mantrana ’20

The Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History presents Drawings from Venice by Adjunct Professor Mario Naves at the Rosenberg Gallery in Calkins Hall at Hofstra University. The exhibition will be on display through November 29. 

Naves’ works-on-paper in this exhibition were done during a stay in Italy this past summer while he was teaching for the Pratt Institute’s Venice program. Working with graphite, charcoal and an array of templates and stencils, Naves’s drawings — his first in more than 30 years — amplify his longstanding fascination with pre-Modernist art.

Naves transcribed paintings by Giotto, Titian, Giorgione, Tiepolo and Giovanni Bellini, taking inspiration from direct contact with masterworks of Western art. These works of art have been seen in museums and venues like the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Arena Chapel and the Palazzo Ducale.

This Rosenberg Gallery exhibition is supported by a Hofstra Faculty and Research Development Grant. For more information, call the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History at 516-463-5474.

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