New Paintings by
- 30, 2006
A recent trip through the north of Italy, from Rome to Venice, has fueled an explosion of creative activity in north Idaho. Robert Bissett's one-man show at Naples Gallery is aptly called "Visions of Italy". Some of this stunning new work was painted on location in Tuscany, some back in his Idaho studio. In either case Bissett was not interested in reporting just the facts of the Italian landscape and cityscape. Instead he has gone for the heart of Italy and given us his emotional response to some of the most beautiful vistas in all the world. If you've ever been to Italy this collection of masterpieces will transport you back in time. If you have yet to go Bissett's impressions will make you all the more eager to plan that trip. His use of color is unique and personal ranging from the intense to the subdued. Using brushes, rags, sponges and even fingers Bissett's handling of paint imparts an energy, honesty and excitement far beyond the ordinary. These visions are grand, mystical and true...they will leave you breathless.
The day had been sunny and warm. We walked from the hotel on the way to dinner that evening. Glancing to the left I saw the full moon floating just above the horizon. It seemed to turn the fields and hills into a magical landscape.
Dining At St. Mark's
Not actually Italian scenes. Included by special request of Naples Gallery.
Bob's Little Gems:
Hilltop Villa 1
Hilltop Villa 2
Hilltop Villa 3
Hilltop Villa 4
Native to Venice
Red Sun Ride
Plus twelve more 5x7" and four matted and framed 8x6" Giclee prints of the larger paintings in the show, one of which sold...
Hope you have a chance to drop in at
Naples Gallery before the end of the month!