Eolo Paul Bottaro 'Yosl'

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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' 2008
lithograph on paper
Edition of 50
Image 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 Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee

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