Friday, May 29, 2015

Contemporary Art: Following Caravaggio - Giancarlo Impiglia @ Gallery Nine 5, New York

(Drivebycuriosity) - Contemporary Art often goes new ways, but some artists wallow in the past. Gallery Nine 5 in New York`s touristy Soho area has an exhibition with works by Giancarlo Impiglia (through May 31 gallerynine5). The painter is influenced by the Michelangelo Caravaggio (1571-1610) and ancient texts.

I show here some examples from the exhibition. I find the idea interesting and I admire his technique, but his obsession with the S&M scene isn´t really my taste. Anyway:

On top of this post you can see  "Fear (Medusa)"  (Oil on camouflage canvas)

Above this paragraph follows "Sacrifice" (Oil on camouflage canvas).

                                                          Pain & Suffering

More pain & suffering: "Matyrdom (St. Sebastian)" & "Prisoners"  (both: Oil on camouflage canvas)

 Mother and Child  (Oil on camouflage canvas)

For comparison, here an image by the Italian master himself (The Musicians), which you could see @ New York`s Metropolitian Museum of Art:


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