The Captive Artist - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.909 W 119° 16.307
11U E 338092 N 5570580
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is The Captive Artist, #22 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 7:45:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMMD5V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Sveva Caetani emigrated to Vernon, British Columbia in 1921. Sveva was educated by private tutors and governesses, as well as Crofton House School in Vancouver.

The Duke of Sermoneta lost much of his fortune in 1929, and when he died in 1935, Sveva's life changed dramatically. Her mother became mentally and physically ill, and it was at this time that her mother began demanding Sveva stay at home. She was not allowed to engage in creating any form of artwork, and for the years she remained captive in the family home.

In 1960, her mother died, leaving Sveva to pursue both independence and her artistic pursuits. In 1989, she began painting a series of fifty-six watercolours entitled Recapitulation that reflected her life.

Sveva's Recapitulation series was bequeathed to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and her remaining paintings and her estate were donated to the City of Vernon upon her death in 1994.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 22 – The Captive Artist

The Captive Artist

3009 32nd Avenue

Featuring Vernon artist Sveva Caetani, The Captive artist captures the story of a woman trapped in her home by her distraught mother.

Artist: Michelle Loughery


From the The Captive Artist

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 The Captive Artist

City: Vernon

Location Name: Culos & Co.

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2010

Media: Painted on concrete building blocks

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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