venus en bleu
Lisa Bäck’s “venus en bleu” is a fascinating new interpretation of the Venus of Willendorf using the technique of “velvet painting”, as the artist calls her treatment of silk velvet. In this subtle wall-hung triptych, which was displayed as part of the exhibition “power.FRAUEN.power” in 2017, the artist reacts to the oldest model of beauty. She also contrasts her “venus en bleu” with her “adonis en rose”. The trained eye will immediately recognize Michelangelo’s David. In her artworks, Lisa Bäck ventures into art history, makes it her own and offers a new interpretation of it.
JUDITH P. FISCHER (Artist and curator), 2018
Seidensamt/ Ätzung und Malerei
43cm x 43cm x 6cm