I am happy to announce that this May, I will once again be presenting at SALON an annual international gathering of decorative and applied artists.
After attending and presenting at Salon 2014 in Seattle (click here to read about last year’s event in the Seattle Times), I am excited to once again join my SALON colleagues, this time in the striking Baroque Southern Italian city of Lecce.
“The Baroque flourished in Lecce towards the end of the 16th century, in a town that had been almost Spanish up till then, and literally exploded in the second half of the 17th century, continuing throughout the 18th century.”
Baroque art in Lecce has an imprint of its own, a highly original taste and connotation, which are the result of the cultural heritage of its exponents, who grew up in the shade of the great romantic tradition.
“So Lecce is a casket of fine precious baroque, filling the air with incredible embroidery. In an extraordinary, skillful interplay of light and shadewe are fascinated by the garlands on a well, the leaves on a capitol, the wings of a cherub, the spaces bordering with the sky in the broad cloisters. Venturing into the narrow winding streets, we find the enchanting church of Santa Croce, the majestic Seminary, the magnificent Piazza Duomo, the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre and the wonderful atmosphere of Piazza Sant’Oronzo.”
Now in its 20th year, SALON is a gathering of dedicated decorative painters from around the world coming together to exhibit their work and discuss old and new techniques, products, and information in the field. The Salon, which began in 1992 in Belgium with a small gathering of professionals, reconvened in 1996 and has been coming together in growing numbers every year since.
The Salon is now recognized as the most important and significant gathering of decorative painters in the world.
Learn more about past Salon events here.