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"THE VILLA INTO THE MIRROR: A Group show with Giovanni Giaconis Facciate, Images of Architectures"
2000-06-28 until 2000-07-21
Villa Marcello in Levada di Piombino Dese
First the tracings, pencil sketches and then the preparatory drawings, which are retraced in India ink and reproduced for transformation into watercolors. A Carthusian journey that leads to the birth of panels suffused with colors that are extraordinarily faithful to the original and depicts the beauty of Palladian architectures.
Giovanni Giaconi, who describes himself as an archeologist with a nomadic metropolitan life style, lives in both Vicenza and New York because he loves both the aristocratic villas of Italy's Veneto region and the human throng of the great American metropolis. Though he draws with obsessive patience, he also specialises in advertising design and graphics, display design and interior refurbishment. His portraits of Veneto buildings (especially their facades) begin as methodical technical surveys which are then transformed into pencil sketches and preliminary in drawings before the final watercolors are done.
Giaconi's work has featured in exhibitions that have travelled from the Villa Marcello (1997), Rome (1997), New York (1998), Villa Thiene (1999), and can be admired in the beautifully produced catalogue published by the artist himself.
Oratorio di Villa Marcello a Piombino Dese
Copyright by Giaconi Publications 2000