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Villa of Casimir-F. Pompeii by Dorothy Yezerski

  • Title: Villa of Casimir-F. Pompeii
  • Artist: Dorothy Yezerski
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Size: 40"h x 48"w
  • Added to collection: 2009
  • Donor: The Bill Rhoades Collection, a gift in memory of Murna and Vay Rhoades
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B7/2 Student Learning Center

After she first visited Italy in the 1960s, Yezerski became fascinated by the ancient ruins and monuments of the Mediterranean world; these became the focus of her watercolor and oil paintings. In a seemingly abstract composition like Villa of Casmir F, Pompeii, Yezerski combines a bird's eye view of the villa with a rich and complex palette of colors. This work is related to a preliminary watercolor study in the Portland Art Museum.