Biography

Cosimo Geracitano (Replicas of Great works of Art)

Painting is a pleasure, above all, and it is from here that the work of Cosimo Geracitano is derived: pure and simple pleasure, imbued with a voracious curiosity about the emotional aspects and life experiences of the great masters of the past. Cosimo was born and raised in a small town called Bivongi, in the mountains of Calabria, Italy. Now currently residing in Coquitlam, British Columbia, he has transformed his home into a gallery that imitates a museum one would find in Italy, a very familiar and nostalgic environment for Cosimo. His gallery not only exhibits paintings but also his own original sculptures in Carrara marble and jade.
Painting is a pleasure, above all, and it is from here that the work of Cosimo Geracitano (Replicas of Great works of Art) is derived: pure and simple pleasure, imbued with a voracious curiosity about the emotional aspects and life experiences of the great masters of the past. Cosimo Geracitano (Replicas of Great works of Art) was born and raised in a small town called Bivongi, in the mountains of Calabria, Italy. Now currently residing in Coquitlam, British Columbia, he has transformed his home into a gallery that imitates a museum one would find in Italy, a very familiar and nostalgic environment for Cosimo. His gallery not only exhibits paintings but also his own original sculptures in Carrara marble and jade.

Research, observation, and knowledge are the starting points for experimenting with the accurate reproduction of works of art from the past. Accurately reproducing a work from the past satisfies a twofold desire: It keeps alive the memory of the visit to the museum or gallery, the memory of being in the presence of a great work of art, and it allows us to have our own replica to add to other paintings we may have collected and displayed proudly on our walls. The difference between a perfect replica and a simple print on paper or even canvas is enormous. We are able to touch and caress the painted surface, feel the material, and breathe in the odor of oil pastels and the metallic scent of graphite and charcoal. So intense is the perception of a work of art through the simultaneous use of our senses that it strengthens our desire to own a copy as accurate and similar to the original as possible. This was the impulse that pushed Cosimo Geracitano to put himself to the test with the difficult and complicated 'art of reproduction,' a challenge that has produced many magnificent replicas of great paintings by artists from the past, from Leonardo to Van Gogh, from Constable to Renoir.
Cosimo Geracitano (Replicas of Great works of Art)

Artwork

  • Replica Painting. Title: Salvator Mundi 1500 - Leonardo Da Vinci 26x17.75 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Salvator Mundi 1500 – Leonardo Da Vinci

    Replica Oil on Wood Panel by Cosimo Geracitano

    26″x17.75″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Girl with a Pearl Earring 1665-Johannes Vermeer,18x14 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Girl with a Pearl Earring 1665 – Johannes Vermeer

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    18″x15″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Girl with a Sheaf of Corn 1888 - Pierre Auguste Renoir 25x21 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Girl with a Sheaf of Corn 1888 – Pierre Auguste Renoir

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    25″x21″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Flowers in a Vase 1869 - Pierre Auguste Renoir 25x21 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Flower in a Vase 1869 – Pierre Auguste Renoir

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    25″x21″

  • Replica Painting. Title: The Poppy Field 1873 - Claude Monet 18x24 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    The Poppy Field 1873 – Claude Monet

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    18″x24″

  • Replica Painting. Title: The Regatta at Argenteuil 1872 - Claude Monet 24x36 inches by Cosimo Geracitano

    The Regatta at Argenteuil 1872 – Claude Monet

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    24″x36″

  • Replica Painting. Title: The Beach at Sainte Adresse 1867 - Claude Monet 20x30 inches by Cosimo Geracitano

    The Beach at Sainte Adresse 1867 – Claude Monet

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    20″x30″

  • Replica Painting. Title: The Skiff 1875 - Pierre Auguste Renoir 28x36 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    The Skiff 1875 – Pierre Auguste Renoir

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    28″x36″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Head of a Woman-Leonardo Da Vinci- 13.5x9.5 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Head of a Woman – Leonardo Da Vinci

    Replica Pencil Drawing on Board by Cosimo Geracitano.

    13.5″x9.5″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Self Portrait 1512 - Leonardo Da Vinci 21x14 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Self Portrait 1512 – Leonardo Da Vinci

    Replica Pencil Drawing on Board by Cosimo Geracitano

    21″x14″

  • Replica Painting. Title: La Bella Principessa 1495- Leonardo Da Vinci-16x12 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    La Bella Principessa 1495 – Leonardo Da Vinci

    Replica Oil on Canvas on Board by Cosimo Geracitano

    16″x12″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Le Scapigliata 1508 by Leonardo Da Vinci 11.5x9 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Le Scapigliata 1508 – Leonardo Da Vinci

    Replica Pencil Drawing on Board by Cosimo Geracitano

    11.5″x9″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Head of a Muse 1510 - Raphael Sanzio 12.5x9 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Head of a Muse 1510 – Raphael Sanzio

    Replica Pencil Drawing on Board by Cosimo Geracitano

    12.5″x9″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Head of an Apostle 1519, Raphael Sanzio 11x15 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Head of an Apostle 1519 – Raphael Sanzio

    Replica Pencil Drawing on Board by Cosimo Geracitano.

    15″x11″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Les Graces 1483 - Sandro Botticelli 29x21 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Les Graces 1483 – Sandro Botticelli

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    29″x21″

  • Replica Painting. Title: The Bather 1807 - Pierre Auguste Renoir 16x12 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    The Bather 1807 – Pierre Auguste Renoir

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    16″x12″

  • Replica Painting. Title: Nu Couche 1917 - Amedeo Modigliani 36 x24 inches by Cosimo Geracitano.

    Nu Couche 1917 – Amedeo Modigliani

    Replica Oil on Canvas by Cosimo Geracitano

    36″x24″