gallery ten

Second Saturday Gallery Reception: March 9, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists. Also meet the 2018/19 Artists in Residence, watch them work and view new works created in the Mendocino Art Center studios.

March 7–31, 2019

Ilja Tinfo
Relics (and other things changed by time and circumstance)

Ilja Tinfo

I have in the past made copies of some of my favorite Old Master paintings and drawings. The six canvases in this exhibit fall into that category. Four are copies of *Bargue plates and two are copies from small reference photos from the book “The Nude” by Kenneth Clark. These are among my favorite ancient (ca. 500 B.C.) marble sculptures that have been distressed by time, war and vandalism. I love them the way they are.

*Charles Bargue (1826-1883) was a French painter, draftsman and teacher who put together a drawing course that consisted of lithographic plates that were made from drawings of casts made by Bargue from life, for his students to copy and learn from.

– Ilja Tinfo


ILJA TINFO was born in Germany, raised and educated in New York, and studied architecture and fine arts at Pratt Institute. He arrived in Mendocino in 1975… and never left.

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