Stanislaus Rapotec, ‘Storm at Mount Olympus’, 1983, Charles Nodrum Gallery

Reference: Zoja Bojic, Stanislav Rapotec - a Barbarogenious in Australian Art, Andrejevic Endowment, Belgrade, 2007, see colour plates 12-14 for similar works of the period

“Evident in Rapotec’s later paintings [the second series of Storm at Mount Olympus] is the greater eloquence of expression that the artist had acquired. He thus manages to convey the powerful atmosphere of the gathering of the gods — and those forces of nature which are stronger than the gods themselves — in simpler, more condensed and focused compositions… Pictorially, Rapotec here focuses on the volume of his forms, which are metaphorical by nature, and conveys the momentum of their movement, making them pulsate with life.” Bojic, p 55;

“If men were gods and created the universe, Stanislaus Rapotec would be their official artist” - Ivor Francis, The Sunday Mail, 1969 (Adelaide)

“Looking at the heroic explosions of colour in his Greek series, one can well believe that Zeus himself had a hand in their creation”
Margaret Jones, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1971

“[As a student] I travelled to Greece just to see how Mount Olympus looked in a storm” - the artist, in an interview with Sandra McGrath for ‘Rapotec’s Place of Worship’, The Weekend Australian, 26 March, 1983.

Private Collection, USA, till 2014

About Stanislaus Rapotec

Australian, 1913-1997, Trieste, Province of Trieste, Italy