Kentucky, September 15 – October
Forward to exhibition Catalogue:
Renaissance: a reawakening?
A period of time when the arts flourish, great art is produced,
new insights develop. It happens in societies, it happens
in individuals. Mathew Carone is in a second major career,
a true renaissance artist. Today's painting reaffirms his
inner talents as an artist, as a man reaching to the highest
pinnacle, with fresh insights and great skill. He shows the
viewer new visions.
As a youngster he quickly developed both notable musical
and visual artistic quality. After marriage and children
he became a school teacher. The salary was steady, furnishing
a solid family footing, and allowing him the opportunity
to continue both the violin and painting. Over the many decades
of hands on involvement in the local cultural community,
Mathew Carone became a major force in the artistic world
of South Florida—a friend to artists and musicians of international
distinction from all corners who subsequently came to live
and work in Florida.
Although preferring to keep his paintings a source of private
pleasure, over the years Matt has participated in many successful
exhibitions, both in Florida and across the United States,
and has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence
in the visual arts. His work has been enthusiastically received
by many notable art critics and writers and he has been recognized
by his peers as a notable force in the contemporary Florida
art scene. Today, his work can be found in many prominent
public and private collections.
I am privileged to have in my own small collection two Carone
works. One is an early composition of strong color and sharp
edges, the second a recent one with delicate shadings and
fascinating linear structure. Both have had my admiration
and the veneration of many others who have seen these images
in my home.
This exhibition is further testimony to work that reflects
the nature of a serious , knowledgeable artist who has mastered
his craft. He has arrived at his renaissance, an acknowledgement
of a mastery anew.
August L. Freundlich
Sackets Harbor, New
(Among his many professional awards and
distinguished accomplishments in the visual arts, Mr. Freundlich
is the Director Emeritus of
the Lowe Art Museum at The University of Miami, Coral Gables,
Florida, and Chair Emeritus of the Department of
Art at Syracuse University, New York. He currently serves
as President of the Richard Florsheim Art Foundation.)