THE MONA LISA HEIST
« Without weapons, hatred, or violence » wrote Spaggiari. The sensation can be found in this piece.
My vision of 2023 Mona Lisa takes place in Paris, at the Louvre, where Mona Lisa belongs. You can find it by visiting the well-known « Salle des États » and utilizing Augmented Reality to show what lies beyond Leonardo Da Vinci’s artwork. My rendition of the Mona Lisa offers us a true art exhibition by dedicating her entire body to tattoo artists. In doing so, she transformed herself into a masterpiece, like a live sculpture, with fascination, glamour, and f***ing ART.
« At NFT Paris, artist Philippe Sheraf introduced a digital artwork he created by manipulating Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, using the same technology he had previously used in his exhibition at Montpellier Airport. Visitors to the Louvre are able to experience Sheraf’s work by using an augmented reality application on their phones. The resulting image shows a young woman in black robes and a veil, similar to Mona Lisa’s pose, but with a body that does not conform to Renaissance beauty standards. The work aims to challenge aesthetic codes. »
« Reflections of the Modern Narcissus: An Augmented Art Experience »
In this contemporary artistic endeavor, I have reinterpreted Caravaggio’s masterpiece, « Narcissus, » through a thought-provoking photography project. The central theme remains intact, featuring a woman gazing at her reflection in the water, reminiscent of the original painting. However, what sets this work apart is its integration of augmented reality.
The augmented reality component adds an element of surprise, revealing a dynamic video when activated by viewers. This video showcases the model engaged in taking a selfie with her phone, while a chorus of voices whispers « I love you » in the background. This innovative twist draws parallels to Caravaggio’s original, shedding light on how modern society’s obsession with self-image and social media has transformed everyone into a modern-day Narcissus.
Adding to the intrigue, this contemporary piece is concealed behind Caravaggio’s « Narcissus » at the prestigious Palais Barberini in Rome. Using a phone application, visitors can uncover this hidden gem by pointing their phones towards the original artwork, blurring the lines between past and present.
Through this interactive art encounter, viewers are prompted to reflect on the impact of social media culture and self-obsession in today’s world. The project sparks conversations about self-identity, personal connections, and the ever-changing nature of the human psyche.
By blending classical art with modern technology, this project not only challenges perceptions but also serves as a reminder of our universal quest for self-recognition.
Ultimately, « Narcista » offers an immersive and thought-provoking experience, inviting us to ponder the fine line between self-appreciation and excessive self-indulgence in the digital age.