Paula Metallo | Duke and Duchess
Paula Metallo is an Italian American contemporary artist. Born in Syracuse, New York and lives in the Marche Region of Italy.
Italian American, artist, contemporary artist, art, contemporary art, collage, installation, Coldigioco, holes, meet, look twice, rorschach, cover uncover, art and science, take and give, simmetry, drawings
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Duke and Duchess

 

While searching for pictures that described the act of relating, I came upon the portraits of the famous duo, the Duke and Duchess of Urbino (Federico di Montefeltro and Battista Sforza) by Piero Della Francesca. The paintings are icons for a most celebrated time in Italian art history. I wanted to pull out the human relationship behind this couple, left staring at each other for five hundred years, and imagine their urge to communicate.

  • Collar, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Look away, 200 x 70 cm, 2003.

  • Look down, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Translation, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Insight and forsight, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Retrospect, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Silent movie, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Skin deep, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Perspective, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Give and Take, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.

  • Shortsited, collage, 28 x 46 cm, 1999-2002.