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Mother Mary in crown and robe, holding child, in green, red and blue digital art, left red border

Annelies Strba. Madonna

By (author) Simon Baur
By (author) Ilma Rakusa


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  • The most recent work series of Swiss artist Annelies Strba is collected in a colourful publication
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Annelies Strba (b. 1947) portrays the Blessed Mary not as the mother of God but as an ideal representative of her gender. The photo artist depicts an image of womanhood that elevates erstwhile religious intention to an abstract realm. Digital disengagement and the almost rhapsodic colouration set the stage for a surface on which to project emotions. Strba embraces the Madonnas, dismissing the transcendental and concentrating on the empathetic accent of the mother-child relationship. In choosing Maria, Strba creates the role of woman versed in pain and loss, but also one informed by purity and benevolence. Although these features were originally conceived in the composition and facial expression, the artist defamiliarises them through colour filters and the removal of contours – the dissipating figures lose themselves in their own luminosity.

Arnoldsche Art Publishers
14th Mar 2019
UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East, China non-exclusive
220 mm x 165 mm
192 Pages
82 color
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