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Francesco Clemente @ The Brant Foundation

  • Brant Foundation 941 North Street Greenwich, CT United States (map)

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

“Ideas divide, forms unite. In the search for form painters encounter beauty. If they are lucky,” says Clemente.

Francesco Clemente is a contemporary artist known for exploring metaphysical questions of spirituality, mysticism, and the nature of the self. Often erotic, and at times violent in its subject matter, Clemente’s lyrical, emotional approach is expressed by his unique sense of color. Strongly influenced by literature and poetry, Clemente is a poet in his own right, with a vast lexicon of symbolic and metaphorical imagery that expands and transforms to tell an open-ended story.

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Open Tour Schedule for November & December
November 13th @3pm
November 14th @10am
November 16th @1:30pm
November 19th @11am
November 20th @3pm
November 26th @12pm
November 28th @11am
November 30th @3pm
December 4th @3pm
December 5th @11am
December 7th @1:30pm
December 10th @1pm
December 12th @10am
December 13th @11:30am
December 14th @3pm
December 17th @11am
December 18th @3pm
December 20th @1pm
December 21st @12pm
December 27th @11am
December 28th @2pm

Later Event: November 20
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service