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Alfonso Rocchi
The Odyssey Within
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Contemporary Perspectives
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • 24AB - Profilo di nobildonna
Oil on Board
18" x 15" 

    24AB - Profilo di nobildonna

    Oil on Board
    18" x 15"
  • 68AB - Fanciulla con cardo
Oil on Board
15.5" x 12"
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    68AB - Fanciulla con cardo

    Oil on Board
    15.5" x 12"
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  • 67AB - Fanciulla con cardo
Oil on Board
15.5" x 12.5" 

    67AB - Fanciulla con cardo

    Oil on Board
    15.5" x 12.5"
  • 15AB - Fanciulla con elleboro
Oil on Board
14" x 10.5"
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    15AB - Fanciulla con elleboro

    Oil on Board
    14" x 10.5"
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  • 64H - Fanciulla con cappello e cardo
Oil on Board
17.5" x 13.5" 

    64H - Fanciulla con cappello e cardo

    Oil on Board
    17.5" x 13.5"
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Alfonso Rocchi

ALFONSO ROCCHI

The Odyssey Within
December 29 – January 14, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 7, 2016 6-8 PM

Contemporary Perspectives
January 19 – February 9, 2016
Reception: Thursday, January 21, 2016 6-8 PM


The iconic paintings of Italian artist Alfonso Rocchi are equally subtle and complex. Executed in the High Renaissance style, Rocchi’s portraits on the surface seem to capture timeless principles of feminine beauty, but beneath it all there is a pointed questioning of the idealization of the female figure that has persisted across centuries. Classic elements of a long ago time are juxtaposed against symbols of modern culture, inviting the viewer into a world beyond reality, where nothing is truly what it seems.

One of the unique aspects of Rocchi’s art lies in the way the artist builds and customizes the frame to complement the work, so that the frames become part of the composition itself. In fact, all of Rocchi’s materials and techniques are patterned after those of Italian painters of the sixteenth century such as Dürer, Van der Goes, and Cranach, using only natural materials, layers of plaster and primer, and thin oil paints that build on one another to compose strikingly rich and multifaceted colors and designs. What results are enchanted paintings that are both beautiful and deeply symbolic.




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