Passion

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  • Provenance

    Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium

  • Exhibited

    Sydney, Biennale of Sydney, Zones of Contact, June 8 – August 27, 2006

  • Literature

    B. Andjelković and B. Djurdjević, Biljana Djurdjević, Belgrade, 2006, pp. 8 and 36-37 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The paintings of Biljana Djurdjevic stem from a clear infl uence of Renaissance and Classical Art, lifting iconic imagery and presenting it with a contemporary twist. Passion, 2005 depicts a similar scene associated with the title, identifi ably the Virgin Mary with Christ. In Djurdjevic’s adaptation, the main fi gure is an adolescent girl, shown frontally and elongated like in the Baroque style. The young mom, presenting her child, contaminates the iconographic image of Mary with the baby Jesus and gives the recognizable model a modern spin, even adorning the girl in a Mickey Mouse t-shirt. Socially problematic themes, in this case teen pregnancy, taint Djurdjevic’s
    work and bring her Classical training into the Twenty First century and out of the Renaissance.

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Passion

2005
Oil on canvas.
86 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. (219.7 x 90.2 cm)
Signed and titled "Biljana Dj. Passion" on the stretcher.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $17,500

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York