San Marco Wharf

San Marco Wharf

£2,000.00Price

Oil on Canvas

H 60m x W 80cm

2009

Unframed

 

DESCRIPTION:
The part of the Piazza between the Doge's Palace and the Biblioteca Marciana, Jacopop Sansovino’s Library, is the Piazzetta San Marco. It is open to the lagoog at the mouth of the Grand Canal, and is known for the columns of Venice's two patrons, Marco and Todaro, that stand by the water's edge: on them are the lion of Saint Mark and the statue of Saint Teodoro of Amasea, "Santodaro" to the Venetians, who is standing on the sacred crocodile of Egypt. Theodore of Amasea is less well known than the Evangelist: he burned down a temple of Cybele as an act of Christian piety and was martyred for it. These columns constituted the official gateway to Venice; when there were no official guests in the city, gambling was permitted in the space between the columns. It was also the site of executions in the city.


Since 1480, three ships’ masts have faced the waterfront. The banner of St Mark is flown from them on feast days.

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.