Eduardo Torassa * Listed Contemporary Master *
El Caracol de las Hadas
Oil on Canvas, Signed (lower right) and dated 1999 (at verso). Framed in a neo-classical gilded Frame of exceptional quality.
The Painting is in Excellent Condition. Inscribed at verso: Eduardo Torassa "El Caracol de las Hadas" Oleo 1999.
Measurements: Picture 50.5 x 40.5cm (approx 19.75 x 15.75 inches)
Framed 69 x 59cm (approx 27 x 23.25 inches)
This striking painting is by the Argentinian Artist Eduardo Torassa (born in 1955), a Surrealist figurative painter who has achieved considerable success worldwide. His work is represented in important private and public collections and is listed at public auctions such as Christies and Sothebys.
LITERATURE: Galeria Andre: Torassa, Buenos Aires, 1997; Absolute Art, Masters: Eduardo Torassa, New York 2003.
Eduardo Torassa was born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the past twenty-five years he has exhibited around the world, in sole and group shows. He has held exhibitions in Japan, Monaco, México, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. From 1979 to 1983 he lived and worked in Brazil. Afterwards, he returned to his native country Argentina, where he is presently living. His symbolist /surrealistic style is the combination of a millennium of figurative art which is condensed in each of his paintings, whilst reminiscences of the Renaissance grand masters witness that time does not determine existential limits between reality and fantasy.
El Caracol de Las Hadas, is a fine example of the unreality of Torassa's oeuvre. The viewer is drawn into the surreal mood by the beautiful nude nymphs placed in the foreground. The immediate result is an unexpected sense of intimacy and desire for freedom, emphasized by the giant lynx, which symbolizes the beast in human nature. Torassa portrays a set of symbolisms which create a dream-like Garden of Eden full of erotic atmosphere. The giant snail, home to the beautiful nymphs, is turned upside down, a desire perhaps to escape from the security of conventions in favour of freedom.