Digitized version of Rene Magritte’s Art of Living
My art work is a digitized version of a painting by Rene Magritte. This piece relates to my theme of gender due to the highly masculine symbolism behind the suit, a symbol of male authority and status. While the suit tells us that this is a man in the piece the face on the circle is somewhat more feminine in my opinion which creates an interesting dialogue about gender.
How does the material you used reinforce or strengthen the thematic content of your artwork?
I chose to make my piece digitally. This allowed me to have a wider selection of colors which I carefully selected. These colors in my opinion are typically considered more feminine which I used as a way to create contrast between the masculine imagery. I believe making the piece digitally also made the work more modern which as a result comments on contemporary perception of gender.
If your artwork is to be placed into the general circulation of Visual Culture, where would it go, what would it do, who would see it and where might it end up?
I think this piece would be interesting if it was printed on a large billboard like Felix Gonzales. Because it is digital this allows for the work to be printed or placed in a large variety of locations including online.