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A fragment of one of the paintings in the exhibition

Paying homage to and reinterpreting Tintoretto at the Artur Ramon Art Gallery

The exhibition by Jorge R. Pombo can be seen until 28 September.

The year 1518 saw the birth of Jacopo Comin, much better known as Tintoretto, who is considered to be the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. The Artur Ramon Art Gallery is commemorating the fifth centenary of the birth of the creator of works such as Battle between Turks and Christians, Christ at the Sea Of Galilee and Susanna and the Elders with an exhibition by Jorge R Pombo titled Variations of Tintoretto featuring multiple interpretations of Tintoretto’s The Miracle of St. Mark.

Pombo himself defines his proposal as, “A contradictory proposal of both homage and vandalism". The artist's process is first to paint the work in the style of the original and then to on the surface with a pictorial gesture of abstract nature, almost of action painting, either with solvents in the oil paintings or with fire in the charcoal drawings”. His use of classical paintings for his pictorial research, began in 2005 with his reinterpretation of Velázquez’s Christ on the Cross of Velázquez, which was followed by variations on works by Caravaggio, Tiziano, Delacroix and many other great names in the history of art. For Pombo, this practice is ‘meta-painting’, claiming “I erase images, affirming as well as eliminating them”.

The exhibition can be seen until 28 September. Additional information is available at the following link.

 

Publication date: Thursday, 06 September 2018
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