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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1956)

“The Roar of the Stone Lion”

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

62.5” x 78.25”

Private collection Las Vegas, NV USA

This magnificent painting, a masterpiece which took nearly a year to complete, is the artist’s vision of an emotional end to the growth on mankind’s cognitive and intellectual understanding. Humanity is pictured here, mired in a sea of emotional mud. What appears to be the end of the world is, in fact, the end of an era in modern times where unhappiness with our present way of thinking and living has come to a finale. Out of the rubble and confusion came a single masculine figure, stoic and god-like; he is prepared to salvage the old patriarchy and ancient times when moral and philosophical values were important. (Write up from Minotaur’s Gallery, Forum Shops, Las Vegas, 1984)

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1956)

“The Pelican’s Warning”

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

64″ x 79″

Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV USA

The artist’s great masterpiece s a symbolic painting of extraordinary beauty and clarity of intellectual thought. The beautiful nude woman on the right represents luxury. She is vain in every way, enamored with her own beauty, material riches and the pleasures of the flesh. Luxury is partially obscured and hidden behind “ignorance”, represented by the man with ass’ ears. The kneeling man represents simple wisdom attempting to teach ignorance and luxury one of the roads to salvation that may save them from the corruption of life. The ballerina in the background invites luxury to reflection and with her right art indicates the road to the Pelican. In ancient times Pelicans were often thought of as prophetic figures.

The couple on the left represent family life, harmony, equilibrium and the possibility of arriving there by heeding the warning of the Pelican. The owl represents wisdom. The books represent knowledge and the wheel symbolizes harmony and the cycle of life. The moral of the story is that harmony and equilibrium may be achieved through discipline, knowledge, wisdom and family life, rather than the pursuit of vanity, relics and earthly pleasures. Only the ignorant would follow the path of corruption and not heed “The Warning of the Pelican”. (Write up from Minotaur’s Gallery, Forum Shops, Las Vegas, 1984)

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1956)

“Leda and the Swan”

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

23.5” x 35.5” (60cm x 90cm)

Framed: 31″ x 42.5″

Literature: The Art of Walter Girotto (2002), Ed. Tuppi, Frank, Pg. 98-99, Illustr.

Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV USA

 

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1953)

Ballerina (1986)

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

26.25” x 22.25”

Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV USA

 

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1953)

Centaur (1987)

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

25.75” x 21.5”

Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV USA

 

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1953)

Baccante (1985)

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

30.5” x 38.5”

Private Collection, Las Vegas, NV USA

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Walter Girotto (Italian, b. 1953)

“The Pelican’s Warning”

Oil and Oil pastel crayon on wood panel

64” x 79”

Private collection Las Vegas, NV USA

The artist’s great masterpiece s a symbolic painting of extraordinary beauty and clarity of intellectual thought. The beautiful nude woman on the right represents luxury. She is vain in every way, enamored with her own beauty, material riches and the pleasures of the flesh. Luxury is partially obscured and hidden behind “ignorance”, represented by the man with ass’ ears. The kneeling man represents simple wisdom attempting to teach ignorance and luxury one of the roads to salvation that may save them from the corruption of life. The ballerina in the background invites luxury to reflection and with her right art indicates the road to the Pelican. In ancient times Pelicans were often thought of as prophetic figures.

The couple on the left represent family life, harmony, equilibrium and the possibility of arriving there by heeding the warning of the Pelican. The owl represents wisdom. The books represent knowledge and the wheel symbolizes harmony and the cycle of life. The moral of the story is that harmony and equilibrium may be achieved through discipline, knowledge, wisdom and family life, rather than the pursuit of vanity, relics and earthly pleasures. Only the ignorant would follow the path of corruption and not heed “The Warning of the Pelican”. (Write up from Minotaur’s Gallery, Forum Shops, Las Vegas, 1986)

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