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Cesar Santos  Miami, FL

'The Master's Studio'
Oil on Canvas
'Woman with Glasses and Goatee'
Oil on Canvas

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About Cesar

Santos studied at Miami Dade College, where he earned his associate in arts degree in 2003. He then attended the New World School of the Arts before traveling to Florence, Italy. In 2006, he completed the “Fundamental Program in Drawing and Painting” at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, studying under Michael John Angel, who was a student of artist Pietro Annigoni.

Santos’ work reflects both classical and modern interpretations juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance to the masters of the nineteenth century to Modernism. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic.

Cesar explains his work by saying, “I conceive pictures that represent my deepest and most irrational perceptions. Through this I aspire to show images that transmit the impression of paintings of the past, but are imbued with contemporary, fresh concepts as well as my own personal philosophy. My artistic energy drives me to arrange elusive figures and objects in conceptual designs, yet rendering them in a believable and convincing way. I bring both worlds – theoretical and naturalistic – into communion: taking objects out of their natural context to create a new environment for them, a new reality or world for us.”

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"Hi Cesar, I love your work, I would like to set up an appointment with other art students to see your work."

"Cesar I loved watching your work in progress to the end. Bravo, in the painting was that you laying on the rock with your women standing above you with her foot on you holding the flag? Your gift and hard work should take you far. many blessing."

"I like the kids input"

"Brilliant work!! good to look at and thought provoking!"


"I suppose Cesar is an artist of sorts -- this is anecdotal, fun. Of course we like it. But is it art?"

"This Is Amazing It Looks So Real"

"Wow! Excellent!"

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