Italian architecture student Davide Trabucco makes combinaisons that associate two different time periods, two artistic genres, two stylistic & mediums approaches. Through his visual mashups, cut diagonally, two images respond to each other and complete the other, for instance contemporary pictures with classical paintings put side by side. Often, he mixes art and architecture : we find one of Marina Abramovic’s performances next to a picture of Duchamp playing chests or a pictures of Las Vegas with the famous painting of Caspar David Friedrich.
Andrea Mantegna, San Bebastiano, 1456-1457 / Luigi Ghirri, Rotterdam, 1973.
Caravaggio, The Calling of St Matthew, 1599-1600 / Luigi Ghirri, Campegine, 1986.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe © Chicago History Museum / Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergères, 1881-1882.
Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour, ‘Learning from Las Vegas’, 1972 / Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’, 1818.
Piero Della Francesca, Pala di Brera, 1469-1474 / Francis Bacon, Portrait of George Dyer Talking, 1966.
Marina Abramovic, the Artist is Present, MOMA, 2010 / Julian Wasser, Duchamp Playing Chess with a Nude (Eve Babitz), Pasadena Art Museum, 1963.
Walter de Maria, New York Earth Room, 1977 / Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014.
Carlo Scarpa, Palazzo Abatellis, Galleria Regionale di Sicilia, Palermo, 1953-1954 / Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969.
George Lucas, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, 1977 / Dan Flavin, Untitled (to Virginia Dwan), 1971.