Inspiration from France, Italy, and New Mexico combine in the unique impressionistic vision of Joseph Breza during Santa Fe’s Summer of Color.

The gripping effects of vibrant color come to the fore in the ongoing exhibition of Joseph Breza’s latest paintings at Greenberg Fine Art. Titled “Euphorie de Couleur,” the exhibition has been scheduled as part of Santa Fe’s Summer of Color event, which features one-of-a-kind exhibitions, events, programs, and lectures at over 75 museums, galleries, hotels, and restaurants.

Joseph Breza, “Inlet Reflections,” oil on canvas, 24 x 48 in. Greenberg Fine Art

Breza’s work has a distinct mixture of styles and inspiration, built upon experiences abroad in France and Italy, as well as influences from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. His exhibition will feature 21 new canvases, with subjects ranging from clouds and lily pads to lovely documentations of the range of colors and forms that winter has to offer.

Joseph Breza, “Fields of Lavender and Gold,” oil on canvas, 32 x 52 in. Greenberg Fine Art

“Summer Evening” is a representative work, complete with broad, thick applications of primary color. Overall, the piece seems both completely abstracted and naturalistically legible, a fascinating dichotomy. Others, such as “Inlet Reflections” and “Fields of Lavender and Gold,” are easier to read, but also display a complete control over the quick application, patterning, and layering of color.

Joseph Breza, “Out of the Blue,” oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in. Greenberg Fine Art

“Euphorie de Couleur” opened on July 10 and will continue through July 23.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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