Description

Playing with the term black aristocracy, which designated Roman aristocratic families with links to the Vatican, Bernardi Roig looks at the darker side of bourgeois portraiture. His aristocratic figures, reminding the viewer of portraits by Spanish masters such as Velazquez and Goya, are disfigured by thick charcoal lines, blurring the vision of the represented figures or transforming them into memento mori.

Bernardí Roig

Aristocrazia Nera III

  • Medium
    Drawing
  • Year
    2015
  • Size

    19.7 × 14 in

    50 × 35.5 cm

  • Material
    Charcoal and graphite on paper, framed
  • Price
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  • Edition
    This is a unique work

Description

Playing with the term black aristocracy, which designated Roman aristocratic families with links to the Vatican, Bernardi Roig looks at the darker side of bourgeois portraiture. His aristocratic figures, reminding the viewer of portraits by Spanish masters such as Velazquez and Goya, are disfigured by thick charcoal lines, blurring the vision of the represented figures or transforming them into memento mori.

Bernardí Roig

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