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THE VENETIAN CAT STUDIO
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The Venetian Cat Studio is a custom, make to order company-we do not have items in stock (unless noted). We work primarily in oils on canvas, pencil on vellum, and in terra cotta clay . Each piece we sell is an original hand-made work of art. All pottery is fully functional, and all paintings and drawings are of archival quality.

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About the Artist:

Hello, my name is Julia Passamonti-Colamartino.

I am a bilingual first generation Italian-American and full time artist. Each work that I create is unique, with careful attention being paid to workmanship and detail.

My creativity manifests itself through oils and clay: specifically, portraiture, landscape and seascape paintings, still life, and the reproduction of ancient vessels. My vision is to combine painting with my love for history and create original pieces that reflect who I am and how I see the world around me. My mission is to assemble a body of work and then, find a venue to share it, with art lovers in my community and beyond, in galleries, online, or both. My goal is to continue creating indefinitely.


My passion for things ancient began as a child inspired by frequent visits to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts as well as trips to Italy visiting relatives. There, I saw paintings and vases decorated with ornate, delicate designs that included figures set in ancient landscapes, and I wanted very much to learn how to create them myself. Unfortunately, because these methods were not taught in U.S. schools, it has taken me many years of experimentation to learn them. Although I hold a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an associate’s degree in graphic design, I am mostly self-taught, always searching for new techniques to expand my horizons. Our studio is in Las Vegas New Mexico, where I reside with 3 beautiful kitties and wild peacocks.

Dino Colamartino, my Beloved partner, Soulmate, and Best Friend, transcended this reality in October of 2017. You are sorely missed, my love. RIP (1958-2017)

Dino and Rocky 12 x 16 Oil on Canvas

 

Our ROMAN Amphorae were featured on  NBC's 30 Rock on January 14th, 2010, Episode # 409, "Claus and Greta"  as well as in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  (in the scene "Camp Half Blood").  

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This Vessel was custom made for St Theresa's Catholic School in Sugar Land Texas USA,and features their mascot, a Griffin, on one side, and Athena on the other.

It was commissioned by Dr. Dean Cassella, who is a Classical Studies professor there. Dr. Cassella was kind enough to translate my name into ancient Greek so that I could sign the body of the piece, much as the ancient Greek potters did, in a vertical line down the side. It says, "Youlia egrapse ka poiese me" or, Julia drew and made me.

It stands 28 inches tall and is 17 inches in diameter.

References:

Athena : copied from a vase by the Eucharides Painter. 'Athena and two riders,' ca. 485 BC. Walters Art Museum (48.2105): Museum purchase, 1958.

Anonymous (Greek). 'Black-Figure Panathenaic Amphora with Athena,' 500-485 BC. ceramic with glaze. Walters Art Museum (48.2109): Museum purchase, 1958.)

 

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THE VENETIAN CAT STUDIO
c/o Julia Passamonti
12 Camino Romeroville
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701 USA
(505) 652-1033

info@venetiancat.com

We are on US Mountain Time (GMT -7)