There is an absolutely stunning retrospective of David Ligare‘s paintings currently on at the Triton Museum of Art. I could try to stumble around a description of his work, the impeccable technique, the fine draftsmanship, the exquisite sense of light and place, the billowing drapery caught on a sea breeze, the classically themed allegories with their sensitively rendered figures and buildings but all of this seems to exist on a higher plain that needs to be seen and experienced rather than clumsily communicated by me. David Ligare – California Classicist runs until August 14 and must be seen to be appreciated! Here are a few pictures from last Friday’s Opening Reception:
Me standing in front of Arete – simply a stunning masterpiece!
And better still standing in front of Arete with the artist David Ligare himself!
Coung Nguyen, getting his book signed by the artist, Docta Pietas – Oil on Canvas – Collection of Barbara N. Hyland and William G. Hyland, Preston Metcalf Executive Director of the Triton and Marianne McGrath, Curator NUMU in conversation.
David Molesky and David Ligare in front of Landscape with an Archer – Oil on canvas – collection of the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Artists David Molesky and Holly Lane viewing the exhibition.
The model for Penelope was present at the reception and inspired a photography frenzy!
Rock – Oil on canvas – Collection of Lorna Meyer Calas and Dennis Calas