FRESIA

FRESIA, Bellagio: Hours, Address, FRESIA Reviews: 4/5

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Art gallery featuring Lake Como paintings by AIS Master and plein air painter Jerry Fresia. It also offers painting workshops in Italy and the US. Open from April-October.
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Pip S
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Painting classes
Sep 2018 • Friends
There was a lot that was helpful, but the value of these reviews must include the negatives. Mainly two. First, he instructs in great detail about all the stages up to "letting loose the colour", and then mysteriously clams up. How does an impressionist find his colours? Answer: he sees them. And if you don't see the colours he puts into his own paintings (and none of us did), then his answer was simply to look harder. This was disappointing, as colour lies at the heart of impressionism. I came away feeling I'd learnt almost nothing, and it was only by reading and looking at impressionist paintings that I found out about broken colour, divided colour, colour augmentation, colour substitution, temperature shifting, moving round the colour wheel, colour planning, poetic colour usage, colour key, shadow colour, and the aspects of tonalism that they put aside. I wished he had opened the lid on some of this. But it was really more of a holiday than a course. Not surprisingly, his paintings are basically postcards, holiday souvenirs. Second, he was condescending to the point of rudeness.
Written August 2, 2019
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Janis A
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A sip of freshness
Jul 2016 • Family
Wonderful gallery of french impressionism hidden in small and mysterious streets of Bellagio. A refreshing breeze of light and gentle colors and emotions in the middle of a hot Italian day. Exactly what you need to hide from the sun for a moment. They also offer painting classes in September. Something we (and everyone) might consider. It's never too late to start something new...
Written July 6, 2016
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Haamid J
Zurich, Switzerland3,163 contributions
Inspiring colourful paintings of Lake Como and Bellagio were on display
Aug 2015 • Family
Bellagio inspires creativity and we saw it at Fresia. The display was exquisite and the Director welcomed us to view what was on display. We wish we could have carried one home, but for now we are happy to have experienced charming Lake Como and the environs.
Written October 2, 2015
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FRESIA is open:
  • Sun - Mon 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:30 AM - 6:30 AM