Santiago, Roseta – “Rendezvous with Martin Hennings”, Oil on Canvas, (30″ x 24″)
Roseta Santiago is known for her dynamic realistic paintings. History reverberates in each of her paintings. Roseta Says of her art:
“The things that inspire me are the historical artifacts, historical people. My models are people with whom I spend time and who have something to reveal. It’s always about inner beauty. It’s mainly the interior of a person or thing. I can almost experience a pot being made when I paint it. I just see what the potter went through.”
She is best known for her luminous still life and figurative paintings of Native peoples and artifacts portrayed with dramatic lighting, Santiago is a master at chiaroscuro. She uses mostly living models, although a few historic people taken from photographs weave their way into her art. She says one of her goals is to honor Native American culture through her portrayals in her art.
This painting is entitled, “Rendez Vous with Martin Hennings“. It is an oil on canvas. The painting is inspired by the paintings of Martin Hennings, who was one of the Taos Society of Artists. The piece is signed, “Santiago”. Roseta said of his piece:
“The two men turned away are from a Martin Hennings painting. The two women have been my models over time. I find it interesting that there is a “timelessness” between those who have come before and those people of today, as if nothing has changed and yet everything is changing. I want to paint people with honor and dignity.”
We are very pleased to represent Roseta Santiago at our galleries in Santa Fe and Scottsdale. Please stop by and check them out in person!