Salon at the Triton: 2016 Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition

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Jun 4 2016 - Aug 21 2016

Triton Museum of Art

Santa Clara, CA

For the past thirty or more years, David Ligare has created works of realism and classical beauty, harking back to ancient Greece and Rome, and those later interpreters of the ancient styles and ideas: the Renaissance artists and those of the Neoclassical era. Now, drawing from another classical source, that of the ancient Roman historian Pliny who wrote of the Greek painters Apelles and Protogenes who painted fine lines onto panels, Ligare sought inspiration from what was arguably the first minimalist abstraction, “The Lines of Apeles.” The result is Primary Structures, an exhibition of abstract works, equally classical in its origins as the greater body of the artist’s works, also on view in David Ligare: California Classicist.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Classicism
  • David Ligare

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