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Ercole Monti


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ANGELICA SEMMELBAUER / Art Advisor 917.882.3170 • angelicasem@gmail.com • ellipsis-art.com


ERCOLE MONTI Born in Rome in 1927 and educated there, Monti was deeply affected by his friendship with the painters of the Scuola Romana. In 1948 his first journey to Paris, precipitated by his interest in the legacy of CÊzanne, revealed the seeds of a new and enduring passion of the works of Bonnard and Ensor, whom Monti met in Ostende in 1949, and which were to influence his whole artistic and personal life. Although Monti chose architecture as his profession, this did not prevent him from painting continuously. On the contrary, the opportunity to meet some of the most eminent architects of the century such as Aalto, Scarpa and Rietveld, and the direct realisation of Wright’s organic architectural theories, contributed to his inspiration for his subsequent paintings. At the same time his passionate discovery of the work of C. Permeke, J. Dubuffet and Anthony Tapies was to influence his work. He now works in Rome, where he lives, in Venice and in the Dolomite mountains, all of which are reflected in his paintings of landscapes, sea, clouds, and interiors, each an evocation of the fleeting impression left on the eye.

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BAIA SARDINIA, 1998. Olio su tela cm 150x150. BAIA SARDINIA, 1998. Olio su tela cm 150x150.

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EXHIBITIONS 1998- MILANO Refettorio delle Stelline (antologica) 1999- VENEZIA Fondazione Querini Stampalia (antologica) 2000- LONDRA European Academy for the Arts 2000- ROMA XIII Quadriennale Palazzo delle Esposizioni (collettiva) 2000- LONDRA Galleria ‘Rossi & Rossi’ 2001- ALBISSOLA Galleria ‘Il Bostrico’ 2001- SPINEA Oratorio S.Maria Assunta 2003- ROMA ‘Studio S’ Via della Penna 2004- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2005- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2006- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2007- NEW YORK Galleria ‘Sundaram Tagore’ 2007- VENEZIA Galleria ‘Giudecca 795’ 2007- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2007- VENEZIA Torre di Mosto - Museo del Paesaggio (collettiva) 2008- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2009- PARIGI Galleria ‘Marcel Grunspain’ (antologica 1) 2010- PARIGI Galleria ‘Marcel Grunspain’ (antologica 2) 2010- VENEZIA Torre di Mosto - Museo del Paesaggio (collettiva) 2010- VENEZIA Museo del Paesaggio, Torre di Mosto - “Corrado Balest – Ercole Monti” 2011- PARIGI Galleria ‘Nicolas Deman’ 2014- ROMA Biblioteca Angelica 2014- PORTOBUFFOLÈ (TV) Museo Casa Gaia - “Ercole Monti. Le qualità del paesaggio” 2012- VENEZIA Galleria ‘S. Eufemia’ 23


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ANGELICA SEMMELBAUER 2004, NYU Masters Degree, Visual Arts Administration Published graduate thesis focused on building a sustainable global market for Russian Contemporary Art, tracing Russian art through its various historical movements, from Soviet era to the Russian Non-Conformist Movement, to discussion of today’s contemporary art in Russia.

2005 - 2014 Director of Mimi Ferzt Gallery in New York City, which specialized in Russian Non-Conformist and Contemporary Art. Organized important curatorial exhibitions of prominent Russian artists, and successfully placed them in important private and public art collections around the world.

Angelica is currently a Private Art Advisor working with a variety of artists and consulting private clients.

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ANGELICA SEMMELBAUER Art Advisor 917.882.3170 angelicasem@gmail.com www.ellipsis-art.com

Ercole Monti  

Italian painter of abstract landscapes, sea, clouds, and interiors, each an evocation of the fleeting impression left on the eye. Lives and...

Ercole Monti  

Italian painter of abstract landscapes, sea, clouds, and interiors, each an evocation of the fleeting impression left on the eye. Lives and...