"Anyone who has spent time with Joel Babb knows he is an engaging conversationalist. Recently Joel came into the gallery while visiting town and we got to talking about time spent in Italy. His love for Rome; its secret treasure troves and storied past, saturates his small study of the Via Pettinari. The long, shaded alleyway invites exploration and discovery, as the distant curve of an arched passageway opens onto a sun-drenched courtyard. While many of Joel’s Roman paintings recreate the experience of 19th century visitors, Corot being a perennial favorite, this piece is simpler: a memory of a day spent walking the city streets, soaking oneself in the aura of the ancient city before returning home with legs aching and senses inspired." - Tyler M. Prince, Director of Sales
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Joel Babb: Illuminated: Boston, Maine and Rome, Vose Galleries of Boston, April 29 – June 17, 2006