Incorporating elements of classical education with contemporary influences, Minas Halaj’s art manifests itself by way of a symphony of graphics, sculptures, collages and figurative compositions.
Halaj uses a variety of recycled material including tar as part of the background and pieces of a pre-Victorian dresses to add texture and dimension making his work deeply complex. Peep more of Halaj’s work at http://minashalajart.com/(via Juxtapoz)
Head of a wounded Amazon of the so-called “Capitol-Sosicles” type; Roman marble copy after a lost Greek bronze original, created by Polyclitus or Cresilas at Ephesus, ca. 440-430 BCE. Found in the Horti of Maecenas; now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome.
Grey Area (Brown version), 1993 (paint, plaster and wood).
Made up of five portrait heads of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
Contemporary art by Fred Wilson (b.1954). Now in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.
Portrait sculpture, made from Carrara marble, of Salonina Matidia, niece of the Roman emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) and mother-in-law of his successor Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE). Artist unknown; thought to have been sculpted shortly after Salonina Matidia’s death in 119 CE. Found on the Vita Giolitti, Rome; now in the Capitoline Museums. Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons.
Beauty and the Beast. George Henry, R.A., R.S.A., R.S.W. (Scottish, 1858-1943). Oil on canvas. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.
Henry uses the translated title of La Belle et la Bête, a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740, and the abridged and rewritten version by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, published in 1756.