Bruno Zupan: A Retrospective

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BRUNO ZUPAN: A RETROSPECTIVE C ELEBRATING

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM

Galerie d’Orsay 33 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 tel : 617 266 8001 www.galerie-dorsay.com

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It has been a true honor representing Bruno Zupan over the past two decades here at Galerie d’Orsay. As we celebrate such a joyous milestone in Bruno’s life – 80 wonderful years spent following his passion for art! – it seems appropriate to reflect on his extraordinary career. Whether capturing the Mallorcan sun reflecting off the Mediterranean Sea, the water glistening through the ancient Venetian canals, or the snow as it sparkles through the historical cityscape of Boston’s Back Bay… it’s not surprising that Bruno’s work has garnered such critical acclaim over the years. More than anything, Bruno shares his memories of places he’s stood and sights that have inspired him. Familiar or foreign, his paintings carry us away to a different time and place. Bruno Zupan’s unique combination of traditional impressionist brushwork and dynamic spatter painting has long-defined his place in art history. His canvases find homes in many prestigious public and private collections around the world; just this past year, Bruno was celebrated with a solo exhibition of over one hundred paintings at the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum in Columbus, GA. Without a doubt, Bruno Zupan possesses the finest credentials of any of our living artists. Here we are, having come full circle from one of Bruno’s first ever exhibitions: more than 50 years ago at our very own Boston College! With a milestone such as this, it is with great pleasure and pride that I present BRUNO ZUPAN: A RETROSPECTIVE, celebrating a lifetime of art.

Sallie Hirshberg, 2019

Boston Skyline and Public Gardens Oil on canvas, 51 x 64 inches


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One of my favorite roles in working with Sallie and Kristine as Co-Director of Galerie d’Orsay, is my artist-liaison with Bruno Zupan. As such, Bruno calls me from his studio almost weekly throughout the year whether from Mallorca, Venice, Columbus, or New York. He shares his newest thoughts and inspirations with exuberance, his voice breathless with excitement. In turn, I’ll share our collectors’ stories of gratitude and appreciation for his work, and perhaps plant a seed for what might interest them next. The highlight though, is listening to Bruno and feeling his passion as he describes a different approach or how he’s begun a new series of paintings he can’t wait to unveil. He speaks of the poetic nature within his paintings, and the magical effects the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Chopin or Mozart’s Symphonia Concertante have on him as he develops these innovations in his studio. Indeed, Bruno’s paintings are his gift to every collector here at Galerie d’Orsay, and I will cherish forever the joy of our conversations. To our dear friend and colleague: Happy 80th Birthday, Bruno!

Martha S. Folsom

Diptych: Rocks and Sea Oil on canvas, 48 x 96 inches. The Public Gardens at Twilight Oil on canvas, 45 x 57.5 inches.


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When the Lamps Come on in the Public Gardens Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches.

Public Gardens in Early Spring Oil on canvas, 39 x 39 inches.


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Closeup of Wildflowers Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches.

Bouquet on Titian Orange Ground Oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches.


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Fish after Bait Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches.

Summer Sea, Mediterranean Stones Oil on Canvas, 55 x 55 inches.


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Monastery Gardens in Valdemossa Oil on Canvas, 38 x 64 inches.


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Summer in Isabel’s Garden Oil on canvas, 46 x 39 inches.

View from the End of My Street Oil on Canvas, 39 x 39 inches.


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Now, as Bruno celebrates his 80th birthday, his career has come full circle as we celebrate his most recent body of work and the Museum of Fine Art event that honored Bruno as the only living artist to receive special participation in the prestigious Art in Bloom exhibit. In the top echelon of American art museums, this is a tremendous honor.

Sallie Hirshberg, 2019

Grand Canal, Looking from San Tomรก to Rialto Oil on canvas, 45 x 57.5 inches.


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Interior of Chiesa di San Giacomo, Venice Oil on canvas, 32 x 25.5 inches

Towers of Frari Reflected in a Venetian Window Oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches.


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Autumn Leaves Mixed with Reflections of Overhead Branches Oil on Canvas, 35 x 46 inches.

Window in Venice with Bouquet and Antique Objects Oil on Canvas, 39 x 46 inches


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Almond Tree, Full Bloom Oil on canvas, 51 x 32 inches

Almond Branches over the Sea Oil on canvas, 51 x 51 inches


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Village Church in Snow Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.

My Father’s Guitar Oil on canvas, 32 x 25.5 inches.


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Sotoportego near Campo San Giacomo - Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches.

Yacht Basin at San Giorgio - Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches.

San Giacomo in Autumn - Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches.

Poppies - Oil on canvas, 22 x 18 inches.

Bridge by Frari at Night - Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 inches.

Under Rialto Bridge - Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches.

On Giudecca, Towers of Redentore - Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches.

Canal Ognissanti - Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches.


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Charles River on a Starry Night Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 inches.

Boston Nights, 1 - Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches.

Boston Nights, 2 - Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches.

Boston Nights, 3 - Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches.

Boston Nights, 4 - Oil on canvas, 14 x 14 inches.


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Pedestrian Crossing with Warning Light Oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches.

Dynamic City Oil on canvas, 39 x 39 inches.


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Fireworks with Green Comets Oil on canvas, 45 x 57.5 inches.


BRUNO ZUPAN: A RETROSPECTIVE CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF ART

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM

Galerie d'Orsay 33 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 tel: 617 266 8001 www.galerie-dorsay.com




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