The Work of Vincent Desiderio

September 9, 2015 — Leave a comment

Most photographers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about constructing an image. Good painters on the other hand spend a great deal of time planning, sketching and sweating the composition and in Disiderio’s case meaning. For me this is what separates the realist painters; How they think about and express meaning in their imagery.  Vincent Desiderio is a great example of the amount of shear work, toil, sweat and thought that goes into the creation of one of his works.

Excellent Article On his legendary painting SleepUnfinished: On Vincent Desiderio’s ‘Sleep’ by Lawrence Weschler


Catalog reproduction of Vincent Desiderio, Sleep, 2008 oil on canvas 52 x 252 inches


Sleep in progress



Detail of Sleep


Interview here:



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Nice article here:


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The Work of Vincent Desiderio


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