Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon, commander of the Greek forces which besieged Troy after the abduction of Helen. Before leaving, Agamemnon sacrificed their youngest daughter Iphigenia to ensure a favourable wind for his fleet. When he returned, with Cassandra, the captured daughter of King Priam of Troy, Clytemnestra murdered them both in revenge. Collier shows us Clytemnestra with blood-spattered garments, moments after the murder.
Her stare and body language is just beautiful, I can feel the thrill and anger coming out of her.
New York based artist/illustrator Matthew Cusik bring the idea of collage to another level. He creates illustrations from maps, road maps, history books even the bible but not only that, he also paints them. The result is an art that reminds of Van Gogh with his strong brush strokes.
Collages made with inlaid maps on panel
Collage made with bible, history book pages, on panel
Maps, illustrated bible, ink, on panel
Engravings by G Doré for Dante's Inferno, dye, watercolor, on panel