Time Seen through the Inner Eye Turns Red

Time Seen through the Inner Eye Turns Red

Benini 1985

18 feet tall

Benini created three canvases 18 feet tall, this one with three red roses, one with  black roses and one with three white roses. They made their debut to the public unveiled by the Orlando Ballet Company at the Landmark Center on the occasion celebrating the 110th birthday of the city of Orlando. A commemorative poster of one of Benini's paintings celebrated the event.

 

Time Seen through the Inner Eye Turns Black

Time Seen through the Inner Eye Turns Black

Benini 1985

18 feet tall

Benini created three canvases 18 feet tall, one with three red roses, one with these black roses and one with three white roses. They made their debut to the public unveiled by the Orlando Ballet Company at the Landmark Center on the occasion celebrating the 110th birthday of the city of Orlando. A commemorative poster of one of Benini's paintings celebrated the event.

Paris's Dilemma

Paris's Dilemma

When did you see the rose last?
How old was it to you?
Where will your eye remain --
Paris, Oh Paris!

Benini, 1981

47" x 38"

The Way of the Rose

The Way of the Rose

Benini, 1982
40" x 60"
Acrylics on Canvas

The Dream Giver

The Dream Giver

 1982

40" x 52"

 

The Musical Series: Andante Ma Non Troppo

The Musical Series: Andante Ma Non Troppo

Benini, 1983
24" x 30"
Acrylics on Canvas

The Musical Series -Adagio

The Musical Series -Adagio

Benini, 1983
30" x 40" plus frame

Spring

Spring

Benini, 1984
48" x 48"
Acrylics on Canvas

Into Summer

Into Summer

Benini, 1984
48" x 48"
Acrylics on Canvas

In the First of the Night

In the First of the Night

Benini, 1985
48" x 64"
Acrylics on Canvas

Life of the Dreamer

Life of the Dreamer


Benini 1985

50" x 52"

 

The rose is still in Benini's repertoire at this time combined with his intrigue with the geometrics. Only a few paintings combine the roses with geometrics....

The House of High Hopes

The House of High Hopes

Benini 1981

 

This painting originally was in a frame with a background but after living with it for a number of years, Benini wanted to set the elements free.

Questions

Questions

Benini 1989

29" x 53"

 

Amidst the shaped canvases of the late 80's and into the 90's, Benini would occasionally frame an image.

DOVE L'OCCHIO NON VA, NIENTE SORRIDE

DOVE L'OCCHIO NON VA, NIENTE SORRIDE

Benini 1982
 24" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

THE PASSAGE

THE PASSAGE

Benini, 1982
26' x 38"
Acrylics on Canvas

THE SONG GIVER: A SOUTHERN DAWN

THE SONG GIVER: A SOUTHERN DAWN

Benini, 1981
30" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas

THE MISSING ELEMENT

THE MISSING ELEMENT

Benini, 1981
30" x 40"
Acrylics on Canvas

ON LIGHT AND LIFE

ON LIGHT AND LIFE

Benini 1981
46" x 60"
Acrylic on Canvas

AN ACT OF SPRING

AN ACT OF SPRING

Benini, 1981
30" x 47"
Acrylics on Canvas