Untitled

Title

Untitled

Subject

Virginia
Art

Description

Artist and teacher Gerald (Gerry) Donato earned his MA and BS degrees from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. A long-term professor of studio art at Virginia Commonwealth university, Donato employed visual references taken from popular culture from New York's Bowery, Italy, and Paris and the Richmond art scene to create his paintings. His appropriation of an early Disney precursor to Mickey Mouse, known as "Steamboat Willie" renamed "Mr. Man" by Donato, pops up routinely, as seen in Untitled. Rendered in simple gestures, often, Mr. Man is paired with a mysterious feminine muse the artist calls "Moon-face."

Creator

Gerald Donato (American, 1941-2010)

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

TAU_ART_000129
2010.002

Date Created

1982

Is Part Of

Taubman Museum of Art

Medium

painting (visual works)
oil

Provenance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Victor and Betty Kord

Files

TAU_ART_000129_0001.jpg

Tags

Citation

Gerald Donato (American, 1941-2010), “Untitled,” Southwest Virginia Digital Library, accessed September 16, 2019, http://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/953.