Cesar Santos’ Legendary Artist Remix

Woman with Glasses and Goatee

What if Picasso and Rembrandt had met to have cocktails in 1953? You can imagine the talks they would have had: electric, inspired, and maybe even heated. The work that could have spawned from such a conversation might have looked a bit like that of Cesar Santos. His paintings seemingly bring the works of masters – from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century to Modernism – together, juxtaposing their styles one on top of the other. It’s a patchwork of inspired painting. Santos explains the aim of his work:

”In a suggestive and theatrical way I seek to raise questions, to entice one to probe the imagery that I present and attempt to decipher its meaning.”

The Cuban-American artist has been impressing the art world for some time now, often with his deft skill at weaving together such complex and divergent art forms into a sensible whole. With his well rounded artistic education in various art worlds (he’s attended schools in both Miami, Florida, and Florence, Italy), his works bring a healthy balance of the modern and classic to the canvas. His pieces, painted in oil on linen, have been displayed in the National Gallery in San Jose, Costa Rica; at the Frost Art Museum in Miami; and at the Villa Bardini Museum in Florence.

You can see more of his work on his personal website, santocesar.com.

(Above: Woman with Glasses and Goatee)

Aftermath
Aftermath

Babysitter
Babysitter

Bombast
Bombast

Intimacy
Intimacy

Picnic in Central Park
Picnic in Central Park

Restorers
Restorers

The Masters Studio
The Masters Studio

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