San Marco Piazza

San Marco Piazza

£2,000.00Price

Oil on Canvas

H 60m x W 80cm

2009

Unframed

 

DESCRIPTION
The Piazza originated in the 9th century as a small area in front of the original St Mark's Basilica. It was enlarged to its present size and shape in 1177, when the Rio Batario, which had bounded it to the west, and a dock, which had isolated the Doge’s Palace from the square, were filled in. The rearrangement was for the meeting of Pope Alexander III and the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The Piazza has always been seen as the centre of Venice. It was the location of all the important offices of the Venetian state, and has been the seat of the archbishopric since the 19th century. It was also the focus for many of Venice's festivals. It is a greatly popular place in Italy even today.

EXHIBITIONS
London - Multiple
Dubai

MANDII POPE

 

Kiwi born, London-based artist Mandii Pope specialises in a variety of styles Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Pop Art Portraits, Fantasy Art, Spin Art, Contemporary, Abstract, Kiwiana, Nudes, Illustration, 3D Sculpture, Circular Canvas, Flow/Fluid Art.

Her works are held in private and commercial collections internationally. Mandii has completed 27 public art sculptures to date for various charities around the globe and conducted live art with royalty for charity events. She was a finalist for the NZ Society UK New Zealander of the year 2016 from raising £100K for charity.

Mandii managed the Landmark Plc Art Collection in London and is currently Co-Director of The Dragon Gallery.

Originally from New Zealand, Amanda-Grace (Mandii) has been a full-time practising artist for over 20 years alongside Corporate positions in Advertising, Television, Telecommunications, Packaging, Retail, Commercial Property, Merchandising, Sales and Marketing and Management.

In 2004 Amanda-Grace (Mandii) settled in London, working at Landmark Plc for 13 years until the company sold in 2017 whilst also working as a full time Artist with artworks in private and corporate collections internationally, with solo and group shows in the South Pacific, Europe and UAE. She curated the Landmark Art collection as the Executive Assistant, administering the UAL Degree Show Programme.

In 2016 she was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year in the UK for her longstanding contribution of her own art-based charity work.

Growing up in New Zealand as a child Mandii would often create from props from her Fathers Hardware store from found objects and can turn her hand to most styles and mediums, which resulted for a love for Art Department in TV and Film.

Encapsulating memories in oils or acrylics, her cityscapes document her travels.  Her abstract fluid or spin paintings are either Corporate Commissions created to a brief, or specific colour palette.  The inspiration behind these are based on emotion channelling daily life and current events into explosive colour.

Beach landscapes is when she’s missing New Zealand, Kiwiana circular works are educating overseas cultures with stories from Maori Ancestors.  Airbrushed portraits are painting New Zealander of the year.  Public Art Sculptures are for Charity, some are based on historical events or characters, others a montage of the local city, some are based on pop culture to raise more for charity.  She is psychically and spiritually driven in everything she does, her inspiration comes from internal dialogue.