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Alter Ego

Alter Ego

  Susanna and the Elders was a popular  Old Testament  subject with painters. There are innumerable versions by Rembrandt, Reni, Millet, Lotto, Van Dyck, and this one by Tintoretto, who curiously copied Susanna's  pose from Giorgione's Tempest, the serenity of which I have 'borrowed'...

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Galét

Galét

The model for this picture, Gabriella is a cook in a hospital, but she had always desired to do something artistic. When I first saw her I immediately thought of a woman from La Belle Epoque, she looked as if she had stepped out of Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre; in fact with her crow black...

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Casalisca

Casalisca

  The second of the series after the Corday. I had had in mind the idea of interpreting the Ingres’ Grande Odalisque  for some time and I had even done a version with the same set, but the first model was not right. Then in 1989 a girl of a just eighteen happened by my gallery in...

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Klimtomania

Klimtomania

  Klimt painted two versions of the bloody biblical story of the slaying of Holofernes by the Jewish patriot Judith, the second he painted after his visit to Ravenna where the Byzantine gold mosaics had a profound affect on his technique. In both versions Judith holds the decapitated head...

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Bernarda 2004. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus Chosen to Launch the “Belle” Project.

Bernarda 2004. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus Chosen to Launch the “Belle” Project.

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is one of those paintings that is immediately familiar even to those who know little or nothing of art. For this reason it was chosen to launch the series “Le Belle nell’Arte” in an Italian regional newspaper based in Rimini. The image was so instantly...

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