“Grotesques” is a new series of video installations inspired by a deep study of the Alessandro Allori frescoes on the ceiling of the artist’s corridor in the Uffizi Museum, Florence, and in the Roman Fourth period paintings on which they are based, found throughout archeological sites in Italy. I am interested in the symmetry, formal order, and decorative language of these paintings as they warehouse categories of beauty, possession, human frailty, exploits, and monsters. They tell stories: Grotesques is a set of vignettes around feminist themes of death rebirth, spousal relations and child bearing.
Created by Ellen Wetmore (USA)
Software: After Effects/Canon 60D; GoPro.