Liz, stellar traveller
Artwork/
Marta Madaiva

Liz, stellar traveller

2019

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Li z , st e l l ar t r aveller Y ear: 2019 D i m en s io n : 80x 6 0 cm T e c hniqu e : a c r y l i c o n ca n v as D e sc r i p t io n : Kno w n a s t h e v iole t -e y ed a c t re ss , El i z abe t h T a y lor (193 2 -201 1 ) is por t ra y ed in o n e of her m o s t i c on i c lo o k s f rom t he f i l m “ C leop a t ra” (19 6 3) dire c t ed by J o s e p h L . M a n k ie w i c z , w hi c h r e c ei v ed, a m ong o t her s , an A c ade m y A w ard f or C o s t u m e D e s ign – C olor. T he t rio I r ene Shar a f f, R enie C onley and Vi t t or i o N ino N o v are s e w on an O s c ar f or c re a t ing s p e c t a c u l ar c lo t hing w hi c h w ould make f ilm h i s t or y . T he k ey f a c t or o f t he pai n t ing i s t he c on t r a p o s i t i o n o f t h e t e c h n ique and t h e c olo r s u s ed t o re p r e s e n t one o f t he m o s t f a m o u s H ol l yw o od legen d s . T he f i r s t, m o st ly e x pre ss ed by t angled s hap e s, e v o k es a n ul t ra m odern and f a n t a s y w orld c en t red on t h e blurred lines on t he ba c k gr o und and t he i n t r i c a c y of t he i c y ga z e of t he B ri t i sh -A m er i c an a ct re s s . T he s e c on d , c a ra c t er i z ed by i t s brigh t n e s s , f i t s p e r f e ct ly in t h a t w orld, but i t t a k e s t h e v i e w er t o w here C leopatra belon g s – a l u x urious and m e m orable a n c ie n t p a s t . Artist: Marta Madaiva