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
“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