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The Extraordinary Art of Nicola Verlato

Italian born artist Nicola Verlato creates paintings deeply rooted in the Renaissance painting tradition. He began drawing and painting at an early age, and begged his parents to teach him how to paint like the great Italian masters. When he was 9 a client of his family’s winery mentioned Fra Terenzio, a monk who taught people how to paint in his studio in the Franciscan monastery a few miles away. He spent 5 summers there, learning the techniques that would turn his future works into stunning explorations in lighting, skin tone, poses, and texture. .Txt  Verlato daringly combines techniques and skills borrowed from the old masters with themes more pop culture than Raphael. Regardless of the stew of pop-culture sign-posts found in his work, ranging from Disney to rock ‘n’ roll, to movie stars, comics and pornography, his central argument — that nothing evokes an emotional reaction more than the human form — is borne out by his highly dramatic tableaus. Verlato’s engrossing paintings manifest ample technical skill, but more importantly, they draw us in and ask us to consider the meaning of it all.Txt
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Scott Scheidly was born in Ohio in the United States and currently lives in Florida. He has an art degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Scheidly’s work, with its realistic renditions of the surreal, often with pop culture references, is the very definition of “pop-surrealism”. He has also developed a strong following for his incredible paintings of skeletal art and botanics, as well as a delightful sense of humour via

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