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Eolo Paul Bottaro is an Sicilian-Australian artist. He has been dubbed the Renaissance man for his devotion to Renaissance techniques and figuratism. Indeed, in ‘Yosl’, he evokes the tradition of triptychs.
Despite its faithfulness to Renaissance techniques, the themes underlying ‘Yosl’ are more modern. It pictures Iraeli artist Yosl Bergner before three of his most astounding works. These works interrogate Australia’s violent oppression of Aboriginal peoples. Bergner, who is a Jewish refugee, paints from an understanding of displacement and prejduce.
Bottaro’s homage to Yosl is both powerful and technically proficient. The contrast between Yosl’s imagery and his hunched frame is a reminder that great insight can come from modest origins. For collectors of socially conscious and realist art, ‘Yosl’ is an intriguing find. Eolo Paul BOTTARO (1974 - )'Yosl' 2008lithograph on paperEdition of 50Image Size: 44 x 64 cm Dimensions: 56 x 76 cm Signed: Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil in margin below image: 33/50 Yosl Eolo P Bottaro 8.12.08 Comes with Letter of ProvenanceCondition: Very good. © The Artist or Assignee
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