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.
Born in Andalucia (Spain, 1971) Aurelio Monge is a versatile visual artist whose portfolio is inspired deeply by Baroque painters and other Old Masters of Romanticism, Academism, and Symbolism especially Caravaggio, Ribera, Velazquez, David, Gericauld and Bouquereau. His work also focuses on the human figure impregnated by his enthusiasm for Greco-Roman culture and Classical sculpture particularly Phidias, Lysippus, Michelangelo, Cellini and Giambologna. He likes to take care of the composition and framing. Taking advantage of natural light and grain textures at high sensibilities. Capturing the motion. Playing with the expressive possibilities of the models or the sculptural artworks.