Attempt at a Revaluation of All Values
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Reading on Nietzsche and past experience as a Christian

Concept/Thoughts on the Project

“Attempt at a Revaluation of All Values” is a project about my thoughts on Christianity based on my past experience as a Christian and reading on Nietszche’s writings, and attempts at criticizing the authority and singularized “value”, “truth” and “reality” constructed by Christianity.


Religious paintings by “Leonardo da Vinci” are being used and appropriated as a way to make reference on the spirits of Renaissance and its challenges on Christianity. By changing the body, finger gesture or facial expression of the Christian figures in the works, it criticizes the idealized and sanctified images of “Jesus”, “Mary”, etc. and brings those unwanted secular elements like desire, hate, contempt, imperfection and different kind of relationships back to the figures.

                                     
 

Annunciation, 1473-1475 (?),100 x 221.5 cm, digital print, 2007.

Madonna of the Yarnwinder, 1501-1507, 50.2 x 36.4 cm, digital print, 2007.
 
Litta Madonna, 1490, 42 x 33 cm, digital print, 2007.
The Virgin of the Rocks, 1495-1499 and 1506-1508, 189.5 x 120 cm,, digital print, 2007.
Madonna of the Yarnwinder, 1501-1507 (?), 48.3 x 36.9 cm, digital print, 2007.
The Virgin of the Rocks, 1483-1484/85, 197.3 x 120 cm, digital print, 2007.
St John the Baptist (with the Attributes of Bacchus) 1513-1519, 177 x 115 cm, digital print, 2007.
The Baptism of Christ, 1470-1472, 180 x 151.3 cm, digital print, 2007.
St John the Baptist, 1513-1516, 69 x 57cm, digital print, 2007.
The Last Supper, 1495-1497, 460 x 880 cm, digital print, 2007.
 
   

Leonardo da Vinci
Annunciation, 1473-1475 (?),100 x 221.5 cm.

 

Giacomo Salai (?), after a design by Leonardo
Madonna of the Yarnwinder, 1501-1507(?), 50.2 x 36.4 cm.

 

Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio (?), after a design by Leonardo
Litta Madonna, 1490, 42 x 33 cm.

 

Leonardo da Vinci
The Virgin of the Rocks, 1495-1499 and 1506-1508, 189.5 x 120 cm.

 

Workshop of Leonardo, after a design by Leonardo
Madonna of the Yarnwinder, 1501-1507 (?), 48.3 x 36.9 cm.

 

Leonardo da Vinci
The Virgin of the Rocks, 1483-1484/85, 197.3 x 120 cm.

 

Workshop of Leonardo (?)
St John the Baptist (with the Attributes of Bacchus) 1513-1519 (?), 177 x 115 cm.

 

Andrea del Verrochio and Leonardo
The Baptism of Christ, 1470-1472, 180 x 151.3 cm.

 

Leonardo da Vinci
St John the Baptist, 1513-1516 (?), 69 x 57cm.

 

Leonardo da Vinci
The Last Supper, 1495-1497, 460 x 880 cm.