Opera

Opera Series

“These colors taste like music.”

Continuing his series of monumental works “These Colors Taste Like Music: Opera Series” highlighting paintings and works on paper created by Santoré in 2021 and continuing through 2023. 

Santoré introduces to the fore his distinct visual vocabulary of high impact visual gestures, complex colour systems, and allusions which brings into focus the incisive mind at the heart of Santoré’s multifarious pursuits through which he has mined a range of cultural, political, art historical, and fantastical subjects.

Using brushwork, light, and balance, Santoré captures moments within his personal history. These works primarily originate from within themselves, oil paint, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on cotton rag mounted to Belgian linen.

These monumental and large scale compositions center on ethereal, gestural figures within the energy of expansive, disparate colour filled urban landscapes.

While some appear more clearly, other figures are defined by lyrical swathes of paint suggesting a face, the outline of a body, intertwined within tidal flows of shoreline currents, the sounds of the city and the inner voice of the artist.

Robert purposefully leaves the origin, gender, and raison d’être of the forms within his paintings up to interpretation, allowing the viewer to step into his world, yet form their own reading of his work. 

The resulting powerful works vibrate with energy, emotion and movement both in nature and media.

Robert Santoré “At The Base of the Madonna” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen
“AT THE BASE OF THE MADONNA” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)  Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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“Seditiones in urbe Anglorum” (Riots in the city Of Angles) 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

"SEDITIONES IN URBE ANGLORUM"
(Riots in the city Of Angles)
2023 | 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)
Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

“Una, Duo, Tres Train Ad Viam Appiam” (The One, Two, Three Train To The Appian Way) 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

"UNA, DUO, TRES TRAIN AD VIAM APPIAM"
(The One, Two, Three Train To The Appian Way)
100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)
2023/204 | Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

“Gladius Islamicae” (The Sword Of Islam) 00 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

“GLADIUS ISLAMICAE”
(The Sword Of Islam)
2023 | 1
00 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

“IMPERIUM ELEPHANT” (Empire Of The Elephants) 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

“IMPERIUM ELEPHANT”
(Empire Of The Elephants)

2023/2024 | 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, non-yellowing bees wax, on paper mounted to Belgian linen mounted on canvas

Robert Santoré “WEEPING At the base of the Madonna” 60 x 96in (152.4 x 243.84cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel                         “FITS & STARTS IN STEEL” 12 x 12 x 12in (30.48 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm) Cortin steel

“WEEPING AT THE BASE OF THE MADONNA" 60 x 96in (152.4 x 243.84cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, beeswax, on wood panel

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“FITS & STARTS IN STEEL” 12 x 12 x 12in (30.48 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm) CorTen steel

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Robert Santoré “THROUGH THE SPLENDOR OF THE FIRMAMENT” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

“THROUGH THE SPLENDOR OF THE FIRMAMENT” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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Robert Santoré “BRAVE Ulysses” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

“BRAVE ULYSSES” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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Robert Santoré “NEW Ulysses“ 72 x 96in (182.88 x 243.84cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel

NEW ULYSSES“ 72 x 96in (182.88 x 243.84cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on wood panel

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Robert Santoré “Of all things called poetry“ 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)  Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

“OF ALL THINGS CALLED POETRY” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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Robert Santoré “Mendacium hereditas mea fuit” (“My Inheritance Was A Lie”) 73 x 74in (185.42 x 187.96cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

“MENDACIUM HEREDITAS MEA FUIT” (“My Inheritance Was A Lie”) 73 x 74in (185.42 x 187.96cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

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Robert Santoré “taurus rebellis et implicati amantes” (“The Rebellious Bull And The Intertwined Lovers”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

“TAURUS REBELLIS ET IMPLACATI AMANTES” (“The Rebellious Bull And The Intertwined Lovers”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

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Robert Santoré “QUOD ES, OLIM FUI, ET QUOD SUM EAIS” (“What You Are, Once Was, And What Am, You Will Be”) 66 x 118in (167.64x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

“QUOD ES, OLIM FUI, ET QUOD SUM EAIS” (“What You Are, Once Was, And What Am, You Will Be”) 66 x 118in (167.64x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

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Robert Santoré “Placet Sit Judicium, Excelsum et Pulchrum” (“Please Let There Be Judgment, Excelent And Fair”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

“PLACET SIT JUDICIUM, EXCELSUM ET PULCHRUM” (“Please Let There Be Judgment, Excelent And Fair”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

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Robert Santoré “OSCULA MEA SOLVET SILENTIUM” (“My Kiss Will Dissolve The Silence”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

“OSCULA MEA SOLVET SILENTIUM” (“My Kiss Will Dissolve The Silence”) 66 x 118in (167.64 x 299.72cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels, bee’s wax on linen

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Robert Santoré “THE BOWERY” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)  Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

“THE BOWERY” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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Robert Santoré “YOU SHOT YOUR LADY DOWN” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm)  Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

“YOU SHOT YOUR LADY DOWN” 100 x 176in (245 x 447cm) Oil, oil stick, military and industrial enamels on paper on Belgian linen

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“A CRADLE THROUGH A CIVIL WAR” 60 x 80in (152.4 x 203.2cm) Oil on paper

“A CRADLE THROUGH A CIVIL WAR” 60 x 80in (152.4 x 203.2cm) Oil on paper

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Robert Santoré “IF ONLY I WERE THAT WARRIOR” 63 x 40in (160.02 x 101.6cm) gouache on paper

“IF ONLY I WERE THAT WARRIOR” 63 x 40in (160.02 x 101.6cm) gouache on paper

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TYRANT-TO-THE-HEART

“TYRANT TO THE HEART” Each 40 x 55in (101.6 x 111.76cm) Gouache on paper

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Robert Santoré “TO TREMBLE WITH LOVE AND HOPE”  48 x 72in (152.4 x 182.88cm) Oil on wood panel with custom iron wood frame

“TO TREMBLE WITH LOVE AND HOPE” 48 x 72in (152.4 x 182.88cm) Oil on wood panel with custom iron wood frame

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Robert Santoré "Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna" 1 of 3 22x30in

“Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna” (1 of 3)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
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4 AP
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Robert Santoré "Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna" 2 of 3 22x30in

“Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna” (2 of 3)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
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4 AP
5 Edition

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Robert Santoré "Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna" 3 of 3 22x30in

“Weeping At The Base Of The Madonna” (3 of 3)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
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1 Original
4 AP
5 Edition

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“TAURUS REBELLIS ET IMPLACATI AMANTES”

(“The Rebellious Bull And The Intertwined Lovers”)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
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1 Original
4 AP
5 Edition

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“TAURUS REBELLIS ET IMPLACATI AMANTES”

(“The Rebellious Bull And The Intertwined Lovers”)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
NFT via the Fine Art Ledger
1 Original
4 AP
5 Edition

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lovers_1

“TAURUS REBELLIS ET IMPLACATI AMANTES”

(“The Rebellious Bull And The Intertwined Lovers”)

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
NFT via the Fine Art Ledger
1 Original
4 AP
5 Edition

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Archival inks on paper, gouache and watercolor, hand printed and embellished on finest archival hot press or cold press cotton rag, 225 gsm/15 mil museum quality paper. The paper is produced by Arches Papers. Arches paper have been in operation since 1492 in Vosges region of France. The Arches paper mill is now the only paper mil in France to manufacture all its fine art and printing papers using cylinder moulds.

The technique implemented through the editions I first employed in the late 1980s. This includes, hand printed mono prints using a custom, hand built printing press which uses my automobile to apply pressure with incredible accuracy. In addition, silkscreen, dry point etching and techniques I learned first hand working at Mixografia in east Los Angeles.

Painted in the Manhattan studio.

Framed: 24” x 33” in (60.96cm x 83.82cm)
Unframed: 30” x 39” in (76.2cm x 99.06cm)
Signed numbered and dated
Certificate of authenticity hand signed by the artist
The work will be accompanied with NFC Chip & NFT via certificate of authenticity generated by The Fine Art Ledger
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