The Birth of Venus
Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.5″
Media: egg tempera on panel
Michael Bergt is one of the most acclaimed egg tempera painters working today. His fastidiously detailed paintings are exemplary for their mastery of both draftsmanship and color. Bergt paints with a hair-fine brush, making his paint from egg yolk mixed with precious pigments such as ground lapis.
Often placed in the same category as earlier tempera painters such as Jared French and George Tooker, Bergt’s paintings enjoy great critical and curatorial acclaim. His works have been exhibited in museums across the world, from The Belvedere Museum in Vienna, Austria, to the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Other prestigious museums showing Bergt’s works include The Arnot Art Museum in New York, which hosted his mid-career retrospective; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Fons D’Art del Diari Avui, Barcelona, Spain; The Museum of New Mexico; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Currier Museum, et al.