Robert Venosa (January 21, 1936 – August 9, 2011) was an American artist who resided in Boulder, Colorado, USA. He studied with what are termed the New Masters. His artworks reside in collections around the world.
Life and works
He first studied under Mati Klarwein in New York. Venosa move to Europe and studied with one of the founders of the Fantastic Realist movement, Ernst Fuchs (artist). From these masters he learned variations of a venerated painting technique developed in the mid 1400's called the Mische Technique which involves underpainting in water soluble tempera with transparent oil paint glazes. While living in Vienna he met his second wife, Jutta, with whom he had children Christian, Marcus, and Celene. Venosa moved to the coastal village of Cadaques, Spain, where he lived for fifteen years and befriended the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. He later introduced H. R. Giger to Dalí.
Venosa traveled the globe with his partner Martina Hoffmann, teaching their painting technique. The technique derived from what Venosa learned from his teachers, differing in the material used for the underpainting (caesin versus egg tempera), but largely following the same processes.
Venosa died on August 9, 2011, having had cancer for eight years.
Related museums galleries collections
- Temporary Galerie in H.R. Giger Museum
- "Robert Venosa, Visionary Artist, Dead At 75". Disinformation.
- 1978 - Robert Venosa: Manas Manna (Big "O" Publishing) ISBN 0-905664-02-7
- 1991 - Robert Venosa: Noospheres (Pomegranate Communications Inc, US) ISBN 0-87654-817-6
- 1999 - Robert Venosa: Illuminatus (with Terence McKenna, Ernst Fuchs, H. R. Giger, and Mati Klarwein) (Craftsman House) ISBN 90-5703-272-4
- 2006 - True Visions (Erik Davis and Pablo Echaurren) (Betty Books) ISBN 88-902372-0-1
- 2007 - Metamorphosis (beinArt) ISBN 978-0-9803231-0-8