– coming back to the past
The Renaissance Venice is the place Titian and Giorgione fell in love with, while what has emerged from admiration of their works is Robert Latoś’s painterly language. The artist, who likes to call himself a portraitist, uses old masters’ techniques to talk about 21st century.
J. oil on wood, 60,5 x 43 cm, 2013 Private collection
N. oil on canvas, 150 x 140 cm, 2013 Private collection
City of Water was an obvious direction for him. He decided to move to Venice and breathe the same air that inspired his masters in 16th. He devoted his time to working on technical aspects of use of colour, including studying the chromatic effects of Venetian sky and sea. These elements return in his paintings.
J. 2 oil on wood, 45 x 42 cm, 2013 Private collection