TONY SCHERMAN "ARCANA MUNDI" 2019
Tony Scherman (b. 1950) is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists.
He is renowned internationally for his work, typically executed in the highly temperamental medium of encaustic, which is a wax-based paint equivalent.
Scherman's moody palette and sumptuous portraits (whether contemporary, historical or allegorical) reference a range of masters, including Goya and Manet, yet his works are visceral and contemporary. Scherman's allusions to both history, and the history of visual art, are constants in his oeuvre. This work "Arcana Mundi" (which translates from the latin as "Secrets of the Universe") could be an extract from a Caravaggio heroine - ready to divulge something profound...or something sensual.
Scherman’s work can be found in nearly every public collection in Canada, as well as many international museums including LACMA (Los Angeles) and Centre Pompidou (Paris)
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Encaustic giclée print
Signed and dated 19 by the artist.
29"H 31"W (work)
34"W 36"H (framed)
Framed with museum glass.
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