The Academics series first saw the light in 2010 as an act of homage to the great Caravaggio, 400 years after his death.
This catalog brings together a collection of samples of chiaroscuro that Aurelio Monge has worked between 2010 and 2011 inspired by the masters of the Baroque.
La serie Academics ve la luz por primera vez en 2010 como acto de homenaje al gran Caravaggio, 400 años después de su muerte.
El presente catálogo reúne una muestra de la colección de claroscuros que Aurelio Monge ha venido trabajando entre 2010 y 2011 inspirado por los maestros del barroco.
I was born in Jaen, Andalusia (1971) but living today at Miravet (Tarragona). My first contact with the photography art was when I had 18 years old but it was in 2009, after suffering a near to death experience when I feel a special motivation for photography as a personal art, exploring new ways and horizons more intimate and with my own perspective and sensibility. I focus my work on the human figure, especially the male body, not only as the study of it, and starting from the ideal representation of the nude classic beauty; sometimes Apollonian, as well as sometimes Dionysian; from the corporeal to the essential and linked with the sense of beauty, as a necessity of my sensible reality, and only reachable through the harmony, balance and proportion. From my point of view, the nudity art-expression transcends the merely erotic field in order to search the form's domain and the light's strength. It explains why at the same time, I also conceive a desert landscape as an Apollonian nude