Thursday, July 10, 2008

Alex Baresi Painted by Ross Watson

From Alex's blog:

Ross Watson’s choice of model, Alex Baresi, for his most recent major painting could not have been more fitting. Painting the classically handsome Italian, who was voted International Gay Porn Star for 2007, before Caravaggio’s smiling St John is apt indeed.

When Caravaggio unveiled his painting in 1600 it caused a scandal in Rome. Commissioned by the Cardinal Del Monte, the painting shocked the church. St John’s depiction naked and smiling at the viewer and clutching a ram, a symbol of lust, was unprecedented.

Watson’s art is collected by major museums, including the National Gallery of Australia, and distinguished private collectors, Sir Elton John and J.D. Wolfensohn, former World Bank President. His last major painting featured Scissor Sisters frontman, Jake Shears, who was recommended to model by Elton John.

Over four centuries on, Watson, an Australian artist with an international audience, has provided Baresi, one of the most popular porn actors of his time, with the most perfect and complimentary visual metaphors, deftly fusing the classical and contemporary.


Therefore 10% of each sale will be donated to my personal nominated charity Munchener AIDS-Hilfe.

Ross Watson, Alex Baresi and Stephen.

1 comment:

Cristiano Mancini said...

useless to say , I'm adore the paiting and the whole Caravaggio connection . Genious