Jul 24, 2012

Pope Joan

This art school postmodern painting project evolved into a passionate and powerful exercise for me. Using 2 canvases approx. 500x600mm, and with acrylic paints, I set out to create an image that would highlight an event in religious history. With this artwork, the brief was to combine various images, juxtaposing, layering and superimposing over each other, using fabric, text and advertising images to explore the possibility of a narrative. My source materials are from Diego Velázquez's painting of Pope Innocence X and Joan of Arc. I believe this story to be true.... do you?

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