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AFTER MORONI

Mimetic Desire – After Moroni, a triptych, plays with the tropes of copy and plagiarism in art and, more broadly, contemporary popular culture. The work consists of copies whose colors are slightly enhanced, altered, or lightened, made after Renaissance works by Giovanni Battista Moroni, one of the most virtuous portraitists in 1500 Italy. The aim of the series is to raise questions on authenticity, forgery, and fetishisation of contemporary fashion brands, as well as to question what a copy in art really is, and what originallity and uniqueness mean to us today.

elio ticca, The Heavenly Keys (After Moroni), 2018. Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm.jpg
Elio Ticca, The Emperor's New Clothes (After Moroni), 2018. Oil on canvas, 76,2 x 60,96 x
elio ticca, Allegory of Virtue (After Moroni), 2018. Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 x 3.jpg

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

THE HEAVENLY KEYS

ALLEGORY OF VIRTUE

Elio Ticca is a contemporary artist working with painting, sculpture and installation.  His work aims to investigate how the representation of affect can be conceptually and culturally deconstructed, as well as narrated in new plastic and visual forms.

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