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The Venice Suite was inspired by Blake's trip to Venice for the Biennale of 2007. Each piece in the portfolio is a jewel of his trademark collage style. Blake combines traditional images of the city on the lagoon with visual excerpts from vintage childrens' books, photographs, postcards, as well as details from works of the old masters. This visual witticism is teamed with a palette of turquoise, gold and the grey of the stones of Venice to create a surreal fairytale vision of the city. Blake juxtaposes the baroque grandeur of the architectural icons of Venice with giant penguins, wartime bombers, Edwardian rowers and icebergs to name a few. The end result is a portfolio of works that are playful, imaginative, beautiful, immensely varied and representative of Sir Peter Blake's unique vision.
Butterflies is perhaps the most whimsical and charming image of the series; a little girl in a nightdress floats on a beachball in a star-strewn sky over Venice. As well as stars,the sky is full of butterflies.
'Butterflies' from the Boxed Portfolio set of 'The Venice Suite'. This is just for 'Butterflies' and not for the portfolio set. PLEASE NOTE THAT WWW.CCAGALLERIES.COM IS NOT ON THE PRINT.
Print signed and numbered by Sir Peter Blake.