Lauretta Vinciarelli

Lauretta Vinciarelli architectural watercolor

Lauretta Vinciarelli architectural watercolor

Lauretta Vinciarelli

Lebbeus Woods posted these kind, articulate words to commemorate the passing of Lauretta Vinciarelli. Vinciarelli was an Italian architect-turned-artist whose technical skill in portraying and a cognitive prowess in conceiving architectural spaces leave a vacuum in her absence. Woods points out that the spaces she creates are quite different than the “self-aggrandizing, egoistic” spaces that dominate much of contemporary architectural production. When students and practitioners become bored with creating flamboyant one-liners, these paintings of ordered and serene spaces are ripe with inspiration.

Alex

3 Comments Lauretta Vinciarelli

  1. Rene August 9, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    This is amazing stuff!

  2. Treena August 9, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    These are beautiful…dates?
    Watercolor on paper?

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. George Wilson September 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    The world is a lesser place now that Lauretta Vinciarelli is gone. I knew her only a few months as an Architecture student at Columbia College in the Spring of 1981. She was my Graphic Arts professor. I still have my drawings from that class with Lauretta where she taught us how to burnish the Berol Prismacolor on the drawings to give it varying degrees of sheen. She had a knack for drawings with perspective and how to alter it. I was taken by her joy for life and her speaking style.
    I am a better man to have known this wonderful person.

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