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Fallingwater en Perspectiva: Félix de la Concha Paints Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Waterfall

 

A collection of paintings produced on-site over the course of two years from 2005 to 2006 at the invitation of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

 

Fallingwater en Perspectiva. At the Foot of the Falls.
Series of 7 pieces of 213 x 94 cms. each. Oil on canvas. 2005-2006
Collection of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On permanent display at its center.

 

Fallingwater en Perspectiva has been exhibited in
• 2007: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy at Fallingwater
• 2008: State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
• 2009: Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
• 2009: Krause House, St. Louis, Missouri
• 2009: Florida Southern College, Melvin Art Gallery, Lakeland, Florida
• 2012: Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

www.fallingwaterenperspectiva.org

 

 

“It is difficult not to be captivated by the work of Spanish realist painter Félix de la Concha. I certainly was when I first saw his exhibition entitled Félix de la Concha, A Contrarreloj: A Race Against Time, in the summer of 2004 at the Frick Art & Historical Center.”
 

“I asked Félix if he would be interested in painting Fallingwater. Being one of the most recognized and photographed buildings in the world, Fallingwater poses a particularly daunting challenge to painters; for Félix it was no different. At first he was hesitant, but said he would think about it. A few days later he called, and we agreed upon a plan for him to visit the site for ten days to explore the possibilities.”
 

“All of Félix’s work is done en plein air. He works with such concentration on accuracy that he likens it “to the Buddhist path of losing oneself, to an ‘aesthetic of the ascetic’.”
 

Lynda S. Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater
Excerpts from the catalogue Fallingwater en Perspectiva


News:

Spanish artist de la Concha captures various moods of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater masterpiece

Mary ThomasPittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sep 2, 2007

“The relationship between a classically trained, contemporary artist and the canonical, modernist architectural work he set out to paint is at the heart of Felix de la Concha’s exemplary exhibition of paintings of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece at The Barn at Fallingwater.”

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Félix de la Concha offers an impressive exhibit of paintings of one building: Fallingwater
The painter took on the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright structure indoors and out, in all seasons.

City Paper Pittsburg, December 28, 2011, By Robert Raczka

“Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1937 summer house for department-store magnate Edgar J. Kaufmann and family, has been much photographed but little painted. Until, that is, Felix de la Concha, a former resident of Pittsburgh currently dividing his time between Iowa City and his native Spain, accepted the invitation to an extended residency with unprecedented access to the building and grounds.”
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Felix de la Concha’s exhibit conveys Fallingwater through 4 seasons

TribLive, Arts & Entertainment Kurt Shaw | Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

” This year marks the 75th anniversary of Fallingwater, the much-acclaimed Frank Lloyd Wright house built for department-store magnate Edgar J. Kaufmann in the Laurel Highlands.

Widely considered Wright’s masterpiece, it has influenced legions of architects, and at least one painter. That painter is Felix de la Concha, who spent an entire year, between 2005 and 2006, painting the house “en plein air.” That is outside (and inside the house), braving the elements throughout all four seasons.”
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El privilegio de habitarla

Dec. 12, 2011

Después de darme a conocer en Pittsburgh con dos largos proyectos, en el museo Carnegie y en el Frick Art Center, me invitaron a hacer otro con La Casa de la Cascada. Puede ser la casa más fotogénica dentro de la arquitectura, ¿qué podía entonces aportar yo desde la perspectiva de un pintor, inciertamente definido como de «realista fotográfico»? ¿Sería también tan pictogénica? Tras invertir más de dos años, creo que me ofreció más de lo que inicialmente pude imaginar.

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