Location Notes:
GVSU Storage; Section 20 (bottom)

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Celina of Tuscany

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.68.35
Artist:
Vinciata
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1970
Dimensions:
Artworks;Artworks;Artworks;Artworks - Height: 7.25 in;7.25 in;7.25 in;14.25 in Width: 5.75 in;4 in;4 in;27 in
Note: Center panel;Left panel;Right panel;Overall dimensions
Historical Context:
Born in rural Virginia, Vinciata (Joseph Wallace King) embraced painting early in his life. He began art classes in high school and soon after found employment designing theatre sets and decorating department store windows. His first visit to Florence proved decisive and the Italian inspiration profoundly affected his work. The artist experimented with styles ranging from expressionism to Neoclassicism. Throughout his career he moved fluidly between the various approaches. Celina of Tuscany exemplifies his Neoclassical work, which he distinguished from commissioned portraits and other genres through his pseudonymous signature Vinciata. As Vinciata, the artist drew inspiration from Italian Renaissance music, painting, and architecture.

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