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Monti Oil Painting
Monti Oil Painting  
Hello and thank you for being available to answer my question. I apologize if this is out of your expertise. I am having trouble locating an expert on this site that is able to respond.

I recently purchased an oil painting intending only to reuse it's large frame. However after closer inspection, it appears as if it is a real oil painting with a raised brush stroke surface, and signed "Monti." I didn't want to throw it away if it actually had some value obviously.

Unfortunately, a previous owner had painted the frame gold and hit the actual canvas with the gold paint all the way around! So, if it does have value it would need also to be restored. However, I am NO expert in art, so I thought I'd better stop what I was doing and at least ask someone with some actual knowledge for some direction. The back of the wood frame is dated 1974. From what I can find, it looks similar in style to Cesari Monti's work.

There are two ways we see brush strokes.
1. Brush strokes created when the oil or acrylic is applied.
2. Brush strokes from a varnish used to protect a print on paper
or other materials.

There are both low end decorative prints with brush strokes and original
works as well, so the piece has to be examined to determine exact medium
and them go from there.

I am a Salvador Dali expert, so this artist is out of my area, I'll research
and see if I can followup with any more info.


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Dan Twyman


I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


Publications Various online art publications.

Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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