Venetian Chambers of Chairs
36 x 48 in., acrylic on canvas
The “chambers” really refer to the great dark wood “French doors” that opened out to the marble balustraded balconies of the Venetian palazzo we rented (with a view of the Rialto Bridge). They reminded me, in feel and smell, of the ancient chorister stalls in cathedrals like Notre Dame in Paris. The chairs were taken from earlier paintings, and include “Chip,” the Chippendale chair we own, and the English Regency and bergere styles. The blue has to be that Adriatic lagoon, where Venice meets the sea!