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New 2014 Gonsalves wall calendar!

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If you like the artwork of Rob Gonsalves, you can select any you see below and we will ship them to you right away!  Like them?  Own them!

The Magic Realism of Rob Gonsalves
 opened Sunday, February 3, 2013 featuring the 11 most recent images painted by the artist.




Lansing State Journal article from 1/29/13

The State News article from 2/4/13

A major exhibition of 67 Gonsalves limited editions on canvas and paper, opened at East Lansing, Michigan's Saper Galleries on November 7, 2004.

The images shown below include all the Gonsalves' that are now available including the most recent 2013 releases. 


Feel free to confirm availability or reserve your selections by visiting us today or contacting us now by
e-mail.

Gonsalves artwork displayed today
  Gonsalves artwork and books on display and available today from Saper Galleries.
Enjoy these reviews of the 2004 Saper Galleries Gonsalves exhibition:

Lansing CityPulse, 12/1/04

Lansing State Journal, 11/11/04

What is a giclée?

A giclée is a digitally output (printed) copy of the original painting on either paper or canvas.  It is printed on a device with extraordinarily high resolution and then signed by the artist directly onto the paper or canvas.  Rob Gonsalves giclées are also hand-numbered from a limited edition of (generally) 195 for those on canvas and 395 for those printed on paper.

Jay Saper, Rob
                  Gonsalves, Roy Saper
Jay Saper           Rob Gonsalves          Roy Saper

Yes, we can ship your Gonsalves framed or unframed anywhere in the world !

Newest releases are all shown below!

    Nice six page Glog summary on Gonsalves starts
here!



Exciting news!  We now have the 2014 Master of Illusion Rob Gonsalves wall calendar

In its sixth year it is usually sells out quickly.  Email us your address and we will send it at $14.99 plus $7 shipping in the USA. 

For shipping anywhere else in the world shipping could be in the $18 to $26 range.  Email us to get a shipping price to your home no matter where you live.


Gonsalves
                  2014 calendar     Gonsalves
                  Calendar 2014 (back)


Click photos to see larger images.

Night
                  Lights
Night Lights  << Newest release!
On display now!
Giclee on Paper            8 x 16"          $225
Giclee On Canvas       13 x 26"         $700
Giclee On Aluminum   13 x 26"         $900
Giclee On Canvas        28 x 48"      $1,800
Giclee On Aluminum   28 x 48"      $2,400

Night Lights is the fusion of two completely separate realities coexisting seamlessly as one. The bottom of the painting opens up to a quiet lake surrounded by trees. Your eyes are carried up past the treetops and land on the brightly lit cluster of stars, and this is where the magic takes shape. The view of looking up to the stars has flipped to looking down at Earth as if from a satellite with the stars transforming into the luminous cities of Europe.

The
                  Space Between Words
Space Between the Words  << New
On display now!
Giclee on Paper            9.5 x 14.25"          $225
Giclee On Canvas       17.5 x 26.25"         $700
Giclee On Canvas          28 x 42"           $1,700


The
                  Phenomenon of Floating
The Phenomenon of Floating  << New
15 x 19 1/2" on display now!
Giclee on Paper               8.5 x 11"           $225
Giclee On Canvas           15 x 19.5"          $650
Giclee On Aluminum        15 x 19.5"        $900
Giclee On Canvas        29.25 x 38.5"     $1,600
Giclee On Aluminum      29.25 x 38.5"  $2,400

When
                  the Lights When Out
When the Lights Were Out  << New!
18 x 20 1/2" on display now!
Giclee on Paper          9.5 x 11"                $225
Giclee On Canvas      18 x 20.5"              $550
Giclee On Aluminum 18 x 20.5"              $900
Giclee On Canvas      32.5 x 37.5"        $1,600
Giclee On Aluminum   32.5 x 37.5"     $2,250

On the High
                  Seas
On the High Seas

Giclée on Canvas
13.25" h  x  20" w
$550
Giclée on Canvas
9.5" h  x  14.25" w
$225
Giclée on Canvas
28" h  x  41.75" w
$1,600

Toward
                  the Horizon
Toward the Horizon
New release and 13 1/2 x 27" on display now!
Giclée on paper              7 x 14"          $250
Giclée on canvas         13.5 x 27"         $750
Giclée on aluminum   13.5 x 27"         $900
Giclée on canvas         22 x 44"         $1,700
Giclée on aluminum    22 x 44"         $2,300
Giclée on canvas         30 x 60"         $3,200

As Above
                  and So Below
As Above, So Below

Giclée on Canvas     15.5" h  x  19.5" w      $500
Giclée on Paper        8.5" h  x  10.5" w        $225
Giclée on Canvas      30.5" h  x  38" w     $1,600

Water
                  Dancers
Water Dancing 
On display now!
Giclée on Canvas     21" h  x  14" w       $600
Giclée on Paper    13.5" h  x  9" w         $225
Giclée on Canvas     38" h  x  25" w     $1,600
Big Air
Big Air

Giclée on paper        8.5 x 10.5"                 $225
Giclée on canvas         15 x 19"                  $500
Giclée on canvas         30.5 x 38"            $1,600

The Chalkboard Universe
The Chalkboard Universe
On display now!

Giclée on paper           8.5 x 12.75"                       $225
Giclée on canvas       16.5" x 24.75"                     $700
Giclée on canvas         28" x 41.75"                   $1,700
Sweet City
Sweet City
Giclée on Canvas 8.5" h x 13.5" w $225
Giclée on Canvas 15" h x 23.25" w $700
Giclée on Canvas 27" h x 41.5" w $1,600

Light
                  Flurries
Light Flurries
On display now!
Giclée on Paper 7.5" h x 15" w $225
Giclée on Canvas 13" h x 26" w $700
Giclée on Canvas 21" h x 42" w $1,600

Making
                  Mountains
A Change of Scenery II (Making Mountains)
On display now!
 Giclee on Canvas 32"  x 40"  $1,600
 Giclee on Canvas 16"  x 20"
$650
Giclee on Paper 8"  x 10"
$225

Sailing
                  Island
Sailing Islands
12 1/2 x 25" o
n display now!
Giclée on Canvas 21"  x 42"  $1,600
Giclée on Canvas 12.5"  x 25"  $700
Giclée on Paper 7.5"  x 15"  $225
Giclée on aluminum 13.5"
27"
  $900
Giclée on aluminum 21"

42"
$2,250

Alpine
                  Navigation
Alpine Navigation 
Giclée on Canvas 21" 42" $1,500
Giclée on Canvas 13.5"  27" $700
Giclée on Paper 7"  14" $225

Tower of
                  Knowledge
Towers of Knowledge
On display now!
Giclée on paper          8" x 14"               $250
Giclée on canvas   15 1/2" x 27"            $800
Giclée on canvas     26" x 44"             $1,600


Fall Color Flies
Fall Color Flies
Giclée on Paper   32"  39"  $1,600
Giclée on Canvas   15.5"  19.5"    $650
Giclée on Paper 
7"
9"
$150


Bedtime
                  Aviation
Bedtime Aviation
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  25"  $700
Giclée on Canvas   15"  18.75"  $550
Giclée on Paper   7.25"  9.25"  $150

Chess Master
Chess Master
On display now!
Giclée on Paper 7"  8.75"     $150
Giclée on Canvas 16" 20"    $700
Giclée on Canvas 32" 39.75" $1,700

Spring
                  Skiing
Spring Skiing
On display now!
Giclée on Paper 7.5" 10" $125
Giclée on Canvas 14" 19" $500
Giclée on Canvas 30" 40" $1,500

Widow's Walk
                  II
Widow's Walk II
Giclée on Canvas 32"  40" $1,500
Giclée on Canvas 16" 20" $500
Giclée on Paper 8"  10"
$150

Table Top Towers
Table Top Towers
On display now!
Giclee on Canvas   33"  39"  $1,600
Giclee on Canvas   17"  20.5"  $600
Giclee on Paper   7"  8.5"  $150

White
                  Blanket
White Blanket
Giclée on Canvas   32"  39"  $1,600
Giclée on Canvas   15"  18"  $600
Giclée on Paper   7"  9" 
$150
New
                  Moon Eclipsed
New Moon Eclipsed
Giclée on Canvas   14.5"  18"  $500
Giclée on Paper   7.25"  9"  $125
Ladies
                  of the Lake
Ladies of the Lake
(This image appears on the cover of the 2003 Gonsalves book titled "Imagine A Night".  For information on acquiring the book, click here.)
Giclée on Canvas   32"  39.5"  $1,600
Giclée on Canvas   15"  19.5"  Sold out
Giclée on Paper   7.25"  9"  $150

On the
                  Upswing
On the Upswing
(Availability is very low!)
Giclee on Canvas   32"  44"  $1,750
Giclee on Canvas   14.5"  16.75"  Sold out
Giclee on Paper     
7.25"
10"  $150
Written
                  Worlds
Written Worlds
Giclée on Canvas   37"  31.75"  Sold out
Giclée on Canvas   16.75"  14.5"  Sold out
Giclée on Paper   8.375"  7.25"  Sold out
Performer and the Public
Performer and his Public
On display now!
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  28.75"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   14.5"  21.25"  $600
Giclée on Paper   7"  10"  $150

Pulling Strings
Pulling Strings
Giclée on Paper   20"  24.75"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   15"  18.5"  $475
Giclée on Paper   7.25"  9"  $125


Mosaic
                  Moat
The Mosaic Moat
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  36.25"  $650
Giclée on Paper   9"  12"  $200
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7.5"  $125
Canyon
Canyon
Giclée on Canvas   14"  20"  $450
Giclée on Paper   5"  7"  $99


Tributaries
Tributaries
On display now!
Giclée on Paper   19"  25"  $650
Giclée on Canvas   14"  18"  $550
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7"  $150

Castle On the Cliff
Castle on a Cliff
(This image appears on the Gonsalves book titled Imagine A Day.  Click here for more information on Gonsalves' books.)
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  26.625"  $600
Giclée on Paper   9"  12.25"  $175
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7.5"  $99

Autumn Architecture
Autumn Architecture
On display framed today
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  22.75"  Sold Out
Giclée on Paper   9.75"  11.25"  $175   
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7.5"  $125

Still
                  Waters
Still Waters
Cover of the 2014 Gonsalves calendar!
Giclée on Paper   19"  23"  $750
 nearly sold out
Giclée on Canvas   14"  16"  Sold out
Giclée on Paper   5"  6"  $150
Here Comes the Flood
Here Comes the Flood
Cover of the sold out 2011 Gonsalves calendar!
Giclée on Paper   19"  25.5"  $650
Giclée on Canvas   14"  18.375"  $500
Giclée on Paper   5"  7"  $125
Carved
                  in Stone
Carved in Stone
Giclée on Canvas
22.5" 30.5" Sold out
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  26.75"  Sold out
Giclée on Canvas   14"  19.25"  Sold out
Giclée on Paper   5.125"  7"  $150

Tree House in Autumn
Tree House in Autumn
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  27.25"  $650
Giclée on Paper   9"  12.75"  $175
Giclée on Paper   5.25"  7.5"  $99

Nocturnal Skating
Nocturnal Skating
Giclée on Paper   6.875"  5.125"  Sold out

A
                  Change of Scenery
A Change of Scenery
Serigraph on Board   34.125"  29"  Sold out

Community Portrait
Community Portrait
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  24.5"  $600
Giclée on Paper   9.5"  12"  $175
Giclée on Paper   6"  7.5"  $99

The
                  Woods Within
The Woods Within
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  19.75"  $700
Giclée on Paper   9.25"  9.25"  $225
Giclée on Paper   7."  7."  $150

Deluged
Deluged
Giclée on Paper  
19.75"  27"  $650
Giclée on Paper  
9.5"  13"  $200
Giclée on Paper   5.75"  7.75"  $125
Roots
                  and Wings
Roots and Wings
On display framed today!
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  19.5"  $600
Giclée on Paper   10.25"  10.25"  $175
Giclée on Paper   6"  6"  $99
Time
                  Pieces
Time Pieces
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  20 
$600
Giclée on Canvas   15"  15"  $475
Giclée on Paper   7.25"  7.25"  $125

Doll's
                  Dreamhouse
Doll's Dreamhouse
Giclée on Paper 8" 10" $125
Giclée on Canvas 15"  18.625" $475

For the Birds
For the Birds
Giclée on Paper 9.25" 10"  $125
Giclée on Canvas 14.75"
16"  $550

Widow's Walk
Widow's Walk
Giclée on Paper 8.25" 12"  $225
Giclée on Canvas 15" 22"  $650
Giclée on Canvas 29" 43.75"  $1,600

Cathedral of Commerce
Cathedral of Commerce 
Giclée on Paper 7" 14"  $225
Giclée on Canvas 13.5" 27" Sold out
Giclée on Canvas 22" 44" $1,800
The Dancing
                  Wind
The Dancing Wind
18 x 27" on display now!
Giclée on Paper   9" x 14" 
   $225
Giclée on Canvas    18 x 27"    $750
Giclée on Canvas 29 x 44" $1,700
Giclée on Aluminum 18 x 27" $950
Giclée on Aluminum 29 x 44" $2,400

Flood Fences
Flood Fences
Appears on the cover of the Imagine a Place book!
Giclée on Paper 7.25"  10" $125
Giclée on Canvas 14" 19" $500
Aquatic Mountaineering
Aquatic Mountaineering 
Giclée on Canvas 21.75 x 44" $1,600
Giclée on Canvas 13.5 x 26.75" $650
Giclée on Paper 7 x 14" $225

Great
                  Expectations
Great Expectations
Giclée on Paper 9 x 14" $200
Giclée on Canvas 18 x 27" $650
Giclée on Canvas 29 x 44" $1,600

High Park
                  Pickets
High Park Pickets
Serigraph on Board 25 x 36"
 $1,200
Serigraph on Canvas 26 x 37"
$1,500

Woodland
                  Arena
The Woodland Arena
On display now!
Giclee on paper            8.5 x 12"             $225
Giclee on canvas       17.75 x 26"            $700
Giclee on canvas      33.75 x 49.25"     $1,700
The Sun
                  Sets Sail
The Sun Sets Sail
All are now sold out, sorry.

Yes, we know you really want one and we wish we could get one for you, too.
No, it will not be reprinted as each Gonsalves is in a limited edition.

Wilderness Gothic
Wilderness Gothic
On display framed today!
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  21"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   14"  15"  $450
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  6.5"  $99
Flight
                  Plan
Flight Plan
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  24.375"  $500
Giclée on Paper   9"  11.25"  $200
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  6.875"  $125
Making
                  Waves
Making Waves
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  22.25"  $650
Giclée on Paper   9"  10.5"  $200
Giclée on Paper   6"  6.75"  $99


Stepping Stones
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  30.5"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   14"  21"  $550
Giclée on Paper   6.5"  10"  $125

Astral Projections
Astral Projections
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  26.25"  $650
Giclée on Paper   9.5"  13"  $200
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7.5"  $125
Listening Fields
Listening Fields
Serigraph on Board   28.75"  39"  $1,200
Giclée on Paper   5"  7"  $150

Unfinished Puzzle
Unfinished Puzzle
5x5" is framed and on display today!
Giclée on Paper   19"  19"  Sold out
Giclée on Canvas   14"  14"  Sold out
Giclée on Paper   5"  5"  $125 and nearly sold out

In
                  Search of Sea
In Search of Sea
Giclée on Paper   19"  28"  $700
Giclée on Canvas   14"  20"  $500
Giclée on Paper   5"  7.25"  $125

House By The Railroad
House by the Railroad
Giclée on Paper   19.5"  23"  $700
Giclée on Paper   9"  10."  $225
Giclée on Paper   5.75"  6.75"  $150
Cold
                  Comfort
Cold Comfort
Giclée on Paper   19"  25.75"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   13.75"  19"  $450
Giclée on Paper   5.5"  7.25"  $99

Medieval Moonlight
Medieval Moonlight
Giclée on Paper   19"  22.25"  $650
Giclée on Canvas   14"  16.375"  $500
Giclée on Paper   5"  6"  $125

Candle
                  Power
Candle Power
Giclée on Paper   20.75"  41"  $1,800
Giclée on Paper   4.875"  9.75"  Sold out

The Light of A Late Night
The Light of A Late Night
Giclée on Paper   19.75"  23.75"  $650
Giclée on Paper   9.5"  11"  $225
Giclée on Paper   6.5"  7.5"  $125

The
                  Labyrinth
Into The Labyrinth
On display framed today!
Giclée on Paper   18.5"  31.25"  $600
Giclée on Paper   7.875"  13.5"  $175
Giclée on Paper   5"  8.5"  $99

Acrobratic Engineering
Acrobatic Engineering
 
Giclée on Paper   20"  23.25"  $600
Giclée on Canvas   14.75"  17.25"  $475
Giclée on Paper   7"  8.5"  $125


    Gonsalves Book   


Imagine a
                      Day


Imagine
                      A Place

Brief Bio

With the intrigue of an M.C. Escher drawing and the richness of a Chris Van Allsburg painting, renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves depicts that time between sleep and wakefulness, creating a breathtaking, visual exploration of imagination and possibility that encourages us to think past the boundaries of everyday life, and see the possibilities beyond.  

His imagery invites the viewer to move past reality into a somewhat surreal depiction of what fantasy and imagination could be.  In each of his paintings, what appears to be becomes something else.  The supports of a train bridge become acrobats balanced on shoulders.  A stately home in autumn is also a tree house being constructed by children.  A child playing with a toy train sees a real train coming through the archway in his living room.  Children bouncing on beds take off in flight above a patchwork landscape.  A violinist sitting on a porch plays music to tall sunflowers which, on closer look become leafy people whose faces are in a sleepy trance. 

Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto in 1959.  During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By age 12, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and first began to paint renderings of imagined buildings.

After an introduction to artist Dali, Gonsalves began his first surrealist paintings. The "magic realism" approach of Magritte along with the precise perspective illusions of Escher came to be influences in his future work.  In his post college years, Gonsalves worked full time as an architect, also painting trompe l'oeil murals and theatre sets.

Although Gonsalves' work may appear to be surrealistic, it differs in that the images are deliberately planned and result from conscious thought.  Ideas are largely generated by the external world and involve recognizable human activities, using carefully planned illusionist devices. Gonsalves injects a sense of magic into realistic scenes. As a result, the term "magic realism" describes his work accurately. His work is an attempt to represent human beings' desire to believe in the impossible. 


Gonsalves Books

In 2003, Simon and Schuster published the Gonsalves-illustrated book Imagine A Night.  A tremendous inspiration to imagination the book is the best gift you could give to anyone of any age.  It is only $18.99 at Saper Galleries.  You can order your copy by contacting us now via e-mail or phone.  We also have in stock Simon and Schuster's Imagine A Day, illustrating many more Rob Gonsalves paintings.  It is also $18.99.  On the cover is Castle on A Cliff (shown above and available for acquisition at the exhibition).  And now available is Imagine A Place, at $18.99.

You may want to buy all three books for your library (at $56.97 for all three plus shipping) and additional ones as gifts! 

Imagine a Night has these 16 pictures in it (shown above): Cold Comfort, Bedtime Aviation, Ladies of the Lake, Astral Projections, House by the Railroad, Listening Fields, A Change of Scenery, Medieval Moonlight, New Moon Eclipsed, Woods Within, White Blanket, and five others.

Imagine a Day has these 17 pictures in it: Sun Sets Sails, On the Upswing, Table Top Towers, Written Worlds, Tributaries, Still Waters, Castles on the Cliff, Tree House in Autumn, Wilderness Gothic, Flight Plan, Unfinished Puzzle, Acrobatic Engineering, and five others.

Imagine a Place has these 17 pictures in it: Flood Fences (also on the cover), For the Birds, Cathedral of Commerce, Stepping Stones, Nocturnal Skating, Doll's Dreamhouse, Roots and Wings, Spring Skiing, Time Places, Aquatic Mountaineering, The Library, Great Expectations, The Dancing Wind, Chess Master, Making Waves, and two others.

Enjoy these haunting, yet compelling images at this special Saper Galleries exhibition where you will be transported from reality to a world where nothing is quite as it seems.  All the images shown above are displayed and available for immediate acquisition.

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