Venice as Inspiration

Art and writing by Daen Palma Huse

Daen Huse

The light reflects upon the water. Palazzi sinking into the water so it seems... The play of light is varied at different times of the day. Monet, for example, studied the same scene in changing light from his hotel window during his stay in Venice. He painted at different times of the day, giving his artwork a distinctive coloration and feel. Having studied the art and technique of great masters, I travelled to Venice some years ago and created many artworks myself. This is one example in which I used chalk pastels and vibrant colours to sketch a column of the Palazzo D'Oro. During my creative process, John Singer Sargent has been an essential inspiration, who spent a considerable time in Italy depicting architecture and street scenes - despite his greater success and having achieved fame through his portraiture.

Venice has been inspiration for many artists. It continues to be the host of Venice Biennale and The Venice International Film Festival, both to commence later this year.