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The non-profit Save Venice Inc. presents Scattered Rhymes, an exhibition of four monumental paintings by Doug Argue that is being held in conjunction with the 2015 Venice Biennale. The American-born, New York-based artist is showing his works in the magazzino of the Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo, a fifteenth century palazzo on the Grand Canal, just steps away from the Accademia Gallery. The title of the exhibit pays homage to Rime Sparse, the collection of sonnets by the thirteenth-century Italian poet Petrarch. These site-specific works were in part inspired by Titian and Tintoretto, two master painters of Renaissance Venice. Argue’s paintings capture the effect of the city’s canals, narrow streets, and particular red brickwork at the same time that they continue his ongoing efforts to suggest the passage of time, light, motion, and how the past informs the present.

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