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Abend Gallery
Denver

From J.R.R. Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis' La Primivera, Donato Giancola balances modern concepts with traditional realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. His influences encompass artistic performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to …

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A painter of fantastic realities, Donato Giancola spent his formative artistic years studying paintings in New York museums. Inspired by figurative painters such as Rembrandt and Rubens, Giancola employs a classical style to depict mythical creatures and characters. The artist's portraits of dragons and mermaids, warrior goddesses and other characters have adorned numerous book covers and even a set of playing cards for the popular game Magic: The Gathering. His 2011 postage stamp series commemorating famous astronaut voyages suggests that science fiction and classical myth are not the only sources of otherworldly possibilities. Surreal yet drawn from real events, Mercury: The Messenger features a white-suited astronaut hovering in space, the ethereal blue of the Earth's atmosphere distantly glowing beneath him.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Music Box IVHaven Gallery
5 X 5 Project IVAbend Gallery
2018
“Time” Guest Curated by Patrick & Jeannie WilshireHaven Gallery
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The Void, 2019

Oil on panel
5 × 5 in
12.7 × 12.7 cm
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Denver
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This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
AG
Abend Gallery
Denver

From J.R.R. Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis' La Primivera, Donato Giancola …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

A painter of fantastic realities, Donato Giancola spent his formative artistic years studying paintings in New York museums. Inspired by figurative painters such as Rembrandt and Rubens, Giancola employs a classical style to depict mythical creatures and characters. The artist's portraits of dragons and mermaids, warrior goddesses and other characters have adorned numerous book covers and even a set of playing cards for the popular game Magic: The Gathering. His 2011 postage stamp series commemorating famous astronaut voyages suggests that science fiction and classical myth are not the only sources of otherworldly possibilities. Surreal yet drawn from real events, Mercury: The Messenger features a white-suited astronaut hovering in space, the ethereal blue of the Earth's atmosphere distantly glowing beneath him.

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