Annelies Štrba. Madonna
Simon Baur, Ilma Rakusa

Hardback | Nov 2018 | Arnoldsche | 9783897905375 | 192pp | 170x240mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$70.00, NZD$83.99


Annelies Štrba (b. 1947) portrays the Blessed Mary not as the mother of God but as an ideal representative of her gender. The photo artist depicts an image of womanhood that elevates erstwhile religious intention to an abstract realm. 

Digital disengagement and the almost rhapsodic colouration set the stage for a surface on which to project emotions. Štrba embraces the Madonnas, dismissing the transcendental and concentrating on the empathetic accent of the mother-child relationship.