Incandescence

Watercolors by Lauretta Vinciarelli

Incandescence

Lauretta Vinciarelli
from Incandescence, an installation of ten watercolors
1998
22 x 30 in.
Collection of the artist
(photo: Donald Greenhaus)

November 20, 1998 - February 23, 1999

Featuring paintings of luminous spaces by New York-based architect Lauretta Vinciarelli, Incandescence is the latest in a series of commissioned works by SFMOMA's Department of Architecture and Design. These watercolors describe a particular type of space relating to the horizon line, the place where all perspective lines converge. Departing from traditional uses of watercolor, Vinciarelli paints in layers of color that create a sense of mass and depth over the flat plane of the paper, hovering forms that glow from a light we cannot see.