Venice holds a most cherished place in my heart.
If I, Alexander Wainwright, try to tell you why that is, I will sound like thousands of otherwise normal human beings stammering and stuttering to express the ineffable. And so, I will only say that many of the most significant happenings in my life have occurred in that city. I first met Daphne there–not only my love, but my truest muse.
But to the Biennale!
It’s an international, contemporary art exhibition which has taken place every other year on the odd numbered years since 1895. Most countries have their own pavilions. You might call it the Olympics of Art!
But it’s not just gallery-hopping with lots of wonderful parties and beautiful people. No, it’s far more than that! It’s most definitely a heady, sometimes rowdy, commercial market place where vast sums of money flow night and day for the love of art.
For landscape painters like me, I assure you that all of us want to represent our country [in my case, the United Kingdom] in Venice. A great advantage indeed.
But who am I? A landscape painter? How does that fit in with some of the more contemporary works that appear at the Venice Biennale. That is, of course, up to you to decide.
I’m an artist who is in constant search of his light and inspiration. I am plagued by a strange perception that something lies beneath this here and now everyday world. With all my heart, I strive to bring that light of the beyond into my paintings.
But if you’d care to meet a more contemporary sort of conceptual artist, I’d be delighted to introduce you Rinaldo with whom I argue endlessly in The Trilogy of Remembrance.
I’m not really a household name but I’m certainly one who has his bag packed for Venice!
You see, I’m an artist who lives within the confines of the three novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing.] If you were intrigued with my statement that many of the most significant happenings in my life occurred in Venice, you will have to read The Drawing Lesson, the first in that trilogy. Should you enjoy considering art, life and love, you might find the trilogy of interest.
Once I’m at the Venice Biennale, I will report back on what I find at the party!
Mary E. Martin is the author of two trilogies: The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by her many years of law practice; and The Trilogy of Remembrance, set in the glitter and shadows of the art world. As such, she is the creator of Alexander Wainwright. Both Trilogies will elevate the reader from the rush and hectic world of today and spin them into realms of yet unimagined intrigue. Be inspired by the newly released and final installment of The Trilogy of Remembrance, Night Crossing. Presently, The Drawing Lesson is a Wattpad Featured novel which you can read in its entirety right here Wattpad.com