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Artwork now available at @mcontemporary
Print - Limited edition, only 8 copies.
Size: 60x48 cm.
Winner’s Works of Nikon Photo Contest 2018-2019⠀
"I want to tell you a story"⠀
By Antonio Aiello (@anto_ajello) / Italy⠀
Next Generation Award(single photo)⠀
A very old italian woman is telling me about her entire life. In this photo she is showing her first holy communion (a very important day for a catholic person).⠀
※It is listed as the original.⠀
Details are available on our website from the link in our profile (@nikonphotocontest).⠀⠀
A curious Link : In 2012 During my visit to El Prado Museum in Madrid I stopped upon one of my
favorite painter El Greco's famous : "El Caballero de la Mano en el Pecho.".
The model's looks and hand gesture immediately reminded me of the half-Homo sapiens, half-Vulcan character, Spock, in the TV show "Star Trek," so I
decided to transform and reinterpreted the original Painting .
When El Greco painted "El Caballero" in 1584, Spain was engaged in the
"Spanish Inquisition" intended primarily to identify heretics among those who converted from Judaism and Islam to Catholicism.
Research led me to discover that the hand gesture used by the model (It is not currently known who he really was but some Historians had liked him maybe to a Notary from Toledo or even a self-portrait of El Greco himself) was a Crypto-Jewish code and a secret way for Jewish people to identify one another during that dangerous time period. So it would have made "El Caballero" a Marrano.
Marranos were Spanish and Portuguese Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula who converted or were forced to convert to Christianity during the Middle Ages, yet continued to practice Judaism in secret.
So after having finished the piece, I later learned that the instincts that
led me to link "El Caballero" to "Spock" coincidentally had been spot on.
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who developed and portrayed Spock, was raised as an Orthodox Jew. He states in his autobiography that he adopted the greeting,
"Live long and prosper," and its accompanying one-handed "Vulcan salute,"
from the Kohanim Blessing used by the model in "El Caballero." #contemporarypainting#artgallery#artcollector#collector#artist#artistsofinstagram#modernart#artistic_unity#juxtapoz#illustration#drawing#contemporarypainter#creative#instaartist#graphic#graphics#artoftheday#startrek