Stanford in Washington Art Gallery | Geoffrey Humphries: Watercolours of Venice

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 22, 2024

Thu, January 25 2024 — Sun, April 21 2024


Morning on the Giudecca by Geoffrey Humphries. Collection of the artist. Photographs by Walter Larrimore

Geoffrey Humphries has been the pre-eminent watercolorist working in Venice for the last fifty years. His acute sensitivity to light and its ability to transform color is at the core of his achievement. His watercolors are rapidly executed, on the spot, always maintaining the spontaneity of their execution and the immediacy of their artistic perception. In a very real sense, the city itself is his studio. He has the unique opportunity of returning to the same place, month after month, bearing witness to the constantly differing effects of light and atmosphere. The exhibition at Stanford in Washington Art Gallery includes 44 watercolors including many of the well-known sights that have made the city famous, such as the Basilica of San Marco, the Piazza, the Rialto Bridge, and the Grand Canal. However, Humphries is just as interested in views that are characteristic of the daily experience of the expatriate’s life in Venice.

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The exhibition will be presented from January 25 until April 21, 2024.

Stanford in Washington Art Gallery
2655 Connecticut Ave. NW