The Acanthus Series, a new and original exhibition project of approximately 15 oil paintings, depicts arresting combinations of surviving Roman or Greek architecture and modern scaffolding that protects or supports restoration.
After years of travelling throughout Italy, Blitz has embarked on interpreting the architectural legacy of our Mediterranean past with a compelling artistic idea. Not only show the paintings of The Acanthus Series unexpected juxtapositions of ancient, solid mass and modern transparency. On the bottom of each canvas the timeless symbol of the circle wrapped protectively around a sculpted ancient Roman acanthus rosette, itself a symbol for longevity, stands for public and private efforts to preserve our cultural heritage.
The Acanthus Series is a contemporary, appealing approach to our diverse, architectural patrimony of the ancient Mediterranean world, with the earliest exhibition date planned for the summer of 2019.