Venice, the forbidden way

bridge over calm water with buildings behind
Venice, travel the forbidden way, oil on canvas

Venice during lockdown. Future and past melted into each other during this strange period in our history. This painting brings together the colours and excitement of Carnivali to the dark shadows cast by the plague. This is a reference to the moment, a composite of buildings, light and dark in a shutdown city.

There are bridges beyond count in Venice. Each one has its own story, its place in history. I wanted to capture the vibrancy and shadows that come together to form the unique experience that is Venice.