Today we speak with Hudson Valley artist Michael X. Rose. I met Michael at his booth at the Fountain Art Fair just a few weeks ago and I was totally impressed with his work.I knew I wanted to have him come on to talk about his work, and he was very generous with his time.
Michael paints historical events, mythology, and folk tales and paints them using traditional Renaissance techniques.
Though his work seems to take inspiration from folk art, his figures are highly modeled, very detailed, and live in very richly painted landscapes. I love how his work was a mix of folk history and the sublime.
The image in this post is the cover of the full color zine I bought at the fair. It depicts a whole bunch of battles between good and evil throughout historical and religious texts. It is also available for sail along with other work by Michael on his website MichaelXRose.com.